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SeqWright to Help Sequence 400,000 BACs from Tomato Genome

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (GenomeWeb News) - SeqWright and a team of US-based researchers will sequence 400,000 bacterial artificial chromosomes end reads assembled from the tomato genome, the company said today.


SeqWright will work with Steve Tanksley and Lukas Mueller of Cornell University; Jim Giovannoni and Joyce van Eck of the Boyce Thompson Institute; and Stephen Stack of Colorado State University.


The research is part of the international effort organized under the  Solanaceae Genomics Project, hosted by Cornell.

Intitially, SeqWright will collect 400,000 sequence reads from BACs provided by the SOL consortium. The company will use the data to generate a connector database, and screen for candidate BACs for "future" full-length sequencing, SeqWright said in a statement.

The tomato, or Solanum lycopersicon has 12 chromosomes.


Financial Terms of the collaboration were not disclosed.

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