NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Wageningen University and Research Centre in The Netherlands will use KeyGene's Whole Genome Profiling technology in its potato genomics research, the company said today.

Wageningen UR is the coordinator for the international Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium, which aims to map the crop plant's 850 Mbp genome by the end of 2010.

The potato is the fourth most important food crop in the world, the company said, citing an annual global production of 300 million tons, with 80 percent of that being grown in Asia and Europe.

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