TxH2O Magazine on Marker Assisted Breeding at the Texas A&M AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service.

Aug 19th, 2013 | By | Category: In the News, News

2013-08-18 - TxH2OThe Summer 2013 issue of the TxH2O magazine, by the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) describes the technological advances that the Texas A&M AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service provides on next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics services to plant and animal breeders, physiologists and life scientists across The Texas A&M University System.

Here is an small excerpt from the story by Danielle Kalisek.

The full article can be found at the TxH2O Magazine. The PDF version of the whole issue may be found here.

 

Excerpt:

Historically, it has taken years or decades to improve crops for such traits as disease tolerance or drought and heat-stress resistance. Today, plant breeders at Texas A&M AgriLife can screen for these complex yet critically important traits in significantly less time, thanks to technology at the Texas A&M AgriLife Genomics and Bioinformatics Service.

Since opening, the facility has collaborated with more than 400 scientists and has been involved in more than 190 grant applications.

The unit, established in 2010, provides next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics services to plant and animal breeders, physiologists and life scientists across The Texas A&M University System. Next-generation sequencing is a technology allowing scientists to decipher the blueprints of all life, which are encoded in DNA. Bioinformatics analysis involves analyzing the enormous amount of data and turning it into usable information.

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