Beijing Institute Credits Bioinformatics Prowess for Rice Sequencing Success | GenomeWeb

A working draft of the genome of the rice subspecies indica is now available to the public thanks to the efforts of the Genomics and Bioinformatics Center of the Beijing Genomics Institute at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Matthew Huang, deputy director of BGI, said the success of the project rests largely on the shoulders of the 100-strong bioinformatics team at BGI, which developed three new algorithms to meet the unique assembly and annotation demands of the rice genome.

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