Phenome Networks goes India!

Phenome Networks goes India! From November 16-20, Phenome Networks was present at the Asian Seed Congress, the Asia Pacific Seed Trade Association (APSA) annual meeting, in beautiful Goa (India). The Asian Seed Congress attracted more than 1000 attendees from all over the world, with obviously a large attendance from Indian seed companies. Many interested seed…

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Project Unity @ PAG XXIII

We’re excited about participating in the Plant & Animal Genome (PAG) XXIII conference in San Diego, the largest Ag-Genomics meeting in the world. Come visit us at booth 409 at PAG! There’s free cappuccinos, lattes, and an exciting prize for those who upload the most data to Project Unity, a platform that will power the…

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Where Have All the Crop Phenotypes Gone?

In crop genetics and breeding research, phenotypic data are collected for each plant genotype, often in multiple locations and field conditions, in search of the genomic regions that confer improved traits. But what is happening to all of these phenotypic data? Currently, virtually none of the data generated from the hundreds of phenotypic studies conducted…

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Feeding the future

We must mine the biodiversity in seed banks to help to overcome food shortages, urge Susan McCouch and colleagues. Humanity depends on fewer than a dozen of the approximately 300,000 species of flowering plants for 80% of its caloric intake. And we capitalize on only a fraction of the genetic diversity that resides within each…

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