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ARS, Cotton Inc., and CUGI Launch Database for Cotton Biomarkers

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 (GenomeWeb News) - The US Agricultural Research Service and partners Cotton Incorporated and Clemson University Genomics Institute yesterday launched the Cotton Microsatellite Database, which culls biomarker data from different research groups.


The ARS, an arm of the US Department of Agriculture, has provided most of the data, while Cotton Inc., a cotton industry advocacy group, funded the creation of the database, according to an ARS statement issued today.


Brian Scheffer, an ARS researcher involved in the creation of the database, said that while some data is already available for users, more will be added in coming months.


Clemson's Genomics Institute developed the actual database. The ARS said that database was a step toward creating a map of the cotton genome.

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