NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Bioinformatics startup Genalice said this week that its flagship read alignment and variant calling tool has been selected as the primary next-generation sequencing data-processing technology by plant genomics firm KeyGene.

Since the companies first partnered in 2012, Genalice has forged a number of additional deals with ag-bio players, Chief Business Officer Jos Lunenberg told GenomeWeb this week, reflecting its efforts to optimize the technology — called Genalice Map — for plant genomics applications.

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