By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI said today that it will work with Colombia's International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) to sequence 5,000 cassava genotypes in a project that will aid scientists as they improve the crop through genetic engineering.

BGI said that full sequencing of wild and domesticated cassava, which is produced in Africa and Asia, as well as the Americas, will enhance breeding efforts by revealing the genetic story of the crop's evolution and distribution.

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