3,000 rice genome sequences made publicly available on World Hunger Day

abernard102@gmail.com 2014-05-30

Summary:

"The open-access, open-data journal GigaScience (published by BGI and Biomed Central), announces today the publication of an article on the genome sequencing of 3000 rice strains along with the release of this entire dataset in a citable format in journal's affiliated open-access database, GigaDB. The publication and release of this enormous data set (which quadruples the current amount of publicly available rice sequence data) coincides with World Hunger Day to highlight one of the primary goals of this project— to develop resources that will aid in improving global food security, especially in the poorest areas of the world. This work is the completion of stage one of the 3000 Rice Genomes Project, a collaborative effort made up of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and BGI, and is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology ..."

Link:

http://phys.org/news/2014-05-rice-genome-sequences-publicly-world.html

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oa.new oa.announcement oa.gigadb oa.gigascience oa.data oa.repositories.data oa.open_science oa.food_security oa.repositories

Date tagged:

05/30/2014, 12:44

Date published:

05/30/2014, 08:43