SG Biofuels New Genomics Research Center to Support Commercial Advancements
Seeds Genomics Biofuels, Inc. (SG Biofuels) has opened an expanded corporate headquarters and genomics research center in San Diego, California. The new facility includes 60,000 square feet of laboratory, greenhouse and office space and will support the company's commercial advancements in seed production.
"The opening of our new facility and expansion of our operations brings to reality our vision to establish a world-class global crop improvement platform supported by state-of-the-art plant biotechnology and genomics," said Kirk Haney, SG Biofuels president and chief executive officer.
SG Biofuels scientists have developed a state-of-the-art, high throughput genotyping pipeline which has helped develop its Jatropha germplasm collection. The molecular breeding laboratory is also developing innovative genomic selection methods which uses genome-wide DNA marker information. The new research center also houses a tissue culture facility where Jatropha transformation and plant regeneration technologies are under development.
Read the news release from the SG Biofuels website at http://www.sgfuel.com/AdminSavR/en/news/news_item.php?news_id=91.
This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)