NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Ag-bio firm Arcadia Biosciences announced today that it has formed a collaboration with BGI to create a rice genetic resource library to advance food crop research and development.

Under the deal, Shenzhen, China-based BGI and Arcadia will create, sequence, and characterize millions of new rice gene alleles, focusing on 5,000 proprietary indica-type rice lines with high-density genome variation provided by the company. 

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