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KeyGene, Amplicon to Offer Genome-Profiling Service

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — KeyGene and Amplicon Express have partnered to offer an integrated whole-genome profiling service intended to enable researchers to construct a complete de novo physical map of plant an animal genomes "in a fast and cost-effective manner," KeyGene said today.

KeyGene offers its technologies, databases, and expertise to the plant breeding industry. Amplicon Express sells genomics research products, including custom BAC libraries and BAC DNA-pooling strategies used in second-generation sequencing.

KeyGene and Amplicon Express will combine marketing and sales forces and their technical support teams to offer the service, Amplicon Express's CEO Robert Bogden said in a statement.

KeyGene also said that the method the partners will offer has been used to generate a high-resolution assembly of a 450 Mb melon genome.

The company did not say when the service will be available.

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