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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic and epigenetic factors may be behind why some wheat strains begin to sprout prematurely under high humidity and rainfall conditions, researchers from McGill University reported in PLOS One yesterday.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) –Dow AgroSciences will develop synthetic promoter firm Synpromics' technology for applications in plant science under a collaboration announced today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – GE Healthcare said this week it won a tender offer to exclusively provide next-generation sequencing services to a Karolinksa Institutet research group.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Plant genomics firm Evogene plans to go public in the US with an initial public offering of up to $60 million.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Plant genomics company Evogene today announced an extension of its deal with Syngenta aimed at developing soybeans resistant to a plant parasite nematode.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An initiative including partners in the US, Australia, and India has launched to develop climate-resilient varieties of two of the "big three" primary crops using genomic technologies.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The sequence and assembly of two spruce genomes, published in Nature and Bioinformatics yesterday, offer insight into gymnosperm biology and evolution.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute has funded six new initiatives to develop technologies that will help JGI and its users conduct their research efforts into microbiology, metagenomics, and plant genomics.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team led by investigators in Mexico and the US has sequenced the genome of the carnivorous bladderwort plant, Utricularia gibba.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eurofins MWG Operon and Queen Mary, University of London have inked an agreement to cooperate in studying the genome of the ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior), with the goal of learning more about resistance to a widespread fungal tree disease.

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