Scientists Release Most Complete Genome Assemblies of CottonMarch 20, 2019
Zheijiang University professor Tianzhen Zhang and colleagues generated the most complete genome assemblies for two cotton species Gossypium hirsutum and G. barbadense using NRGene's customized DeNovoMAGIC-3 software. The results are published in Nature Genetics.
Despite cotton's wide usage in various industries, little is known about its origin. With the chromosome-by-chromose representation of the two cotton species, scientists and breeders can unlock more of cotton's potential.
"The two cultivated allotetraploid cotton species have striking differences in fiber quality, growth habits, and yields," said Professor Zhang. "As a result of NRGene's tools, we can now compare these two genomes and use them to help us pinpoint the genetic differences responsible for these diverse traits. This can take much of the guesswork out of developing better quality and higher yield cotton as well as of studying cotton origin and domestication."
Read the media release from NRGene.
Biotech Updates is a weekly newsletter of ISAAA, a not-for-profit organization. It is distributed for free to over 22,000 subscribers worldwide to inform them about the key developments in biosciences, especially in biotechnology. Your support will help us in our mission to feed the world with knowledge. You can help by donating as little as $10.
See more articles:
News from Around the World
- Production of Transgenic Plants Increased as Expected, Study Shows
- Genome Editing Offers Great Prospects for South Africa
- Strong Sales Figures Indicate Demand for GM Non-browning Apple
- Australian OGTR Invites Comments on GM Chickpea Field Trial
- USDA FAS-GAIN Evaluates China's 2018 Ag-biotech Industry
- Global Team of Experts Reinventing Sugarcane for More Applications
- Scientists Release Most Complete Genome Assemblies of Cotton
- Experts in Japan Conclude Gene-Edited Foods are Safe
- Biologists Explain Genetic Origins of Saffron Crocus
- Nicotiana benthamiana as Suitable System for Expression of Cotton Boll Weevil α-amylase Inhibitor
- Soybean Cotyledon Used as Platform for Production of Therapeutic Proteins
Beyond Crop Biotech
- Modern Beer Yeast Emerged from Mix of European Grape Wine, Asian Rice Wine Yeast
- GMO Fun Facts: What is GMO in Full?
- UC Berkeley Physicist Reports a New High Precision Method for Genetic Engineering and Gene Editing
- Scientists Discover One-Step Genome Editing Technique that Accelerates Seed Breeding
Read the latest:
- Biotech Updates (December 7, 2023)
- Gene Editing Supplement (November 29, 2023)
- Gene Drive Supplement (February 22, 2023)
Subscribe to BU: