NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Integrated Genomics said today that it will sequence and annotate the genome of a dairy lactic acid bacterium for the European dairy cooperative Arla Foods.
Scientists at Arla, which operates in Sweden and Denmark, will use the sequence data with Integrated Genomics’ ERGO bioinformatics platform to help develop lactic acid bacteria for use in dairy products such as cheese, milk, and butter.
The ERGO software integrates genomic and gene expression data and genetic literature to visualize genes in biological context, and it contains 1,145 genomes in “various stages of completion,” the company said.
Integrated Genomics said it expects the project to last through 2007.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.