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Southern Cross University Taps TimeLogic's FPGAs to Support Plant Genome Analysis

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Active Motif subsidiary TimeLogic said this week that Australia's Southern Cross University will use its field programmable gate array-based DeCypher system to analyze genetic data for plant-based research projects.

In a statement, Graham King, director of SCU's Southern Cross Plant Science center, said that researchers at the institute have begun using the system to analyze genomic data for research into crops, forestry and horticulture.

The investigators hope to understand the genetics and genomics underpinning the selection, cultivation, and utilization of plants.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

Other ag-bio focused customers of the company include Rothamsted Research, a UK-based agricultural research institute, which purchased the DeCypher system to enhance its high-throughput genome annotation efforts last summer (BI 8/3/2012).

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