NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - Keygene has purchased one of 454 Life Sciences' Genome Sequencer 20 for use in its Complexity Reduction of Polymorphic Sequences technology, 

a SNP-discovery single and detection system intended for use in higher eukaryotes with complex genomes, such as plants.

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