HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
National Corn Growers Association announces valuable maize genome data now available to scientists

ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 13, 2004 Valuable maize (corn) research is now available to research scientists working to sequence the maize genome, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced today. Ceres, Inc., Monsanto Company, and DuPont subsidiary Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., have transferred their maize sequencing information to a searchable database on the Internet hosted at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center.

After completing a licensing agreement downloadable on the NCGA Web site at www.ncga.com, scientists can access the research at www.maizeseq.org.

"Access to these gene sequences will help public-sector researchers more quickly develop corn plants with improved agronomic performance and profitable quality traits," said Patrick Schnable, professor and director of the Center for Plant Genomics and past chair, Maize Genetics Executive Committee.

In March, NCGA announced the three industry leaders would share their corn genome sequence data, which combined with the corn sequence data already in the public domain will significantly accelerate the identification of genes within the entire corn genome.

This project underscores NCGA's continued commitment to advancements through research. NCGA took a leading role in getting the Plant Genome Initiative signed into law in 1997 and continues to support this important effort. With the availability of sequencing data from Ceres, DuPont and Monsanto, the corn genome could be completely sequenced by 2007, potentially years ahead of when it would have been completed without this initiative.

The NCGA's mission is to create and increase opportunities for corn growers in a changing world and to enhance corn's profitability and usage. NCGA represents more than 33,000 members, 25 affiliated state corn grower organizations and hundreds of thousands of growers who contribute to state checkoff prog
'"/>

Contact: Mimi Ricketts
ricketts@ncga.com
636-733-9004 X112
DuPont
14-Jul-2004


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Brown ecologist garners major National Science Foundation grant
2. K-States National Agricultural Biosecurity Center receives $1.3 Million from Department of Defense
3. National Academies advisory: genome data and bioterrorism
4. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2004
5. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory gets $10 million from NIH to build virtual lung
6. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2004
7. National Academies Advisory: Sept. 18-19 Nanotechnology Conference
8. UNC researchers awarded $8.65 million from National Institute on Aging
9. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 2004
10. National Academies advisory: July 21 meeting on S&T presidential advisory committees
11. National Bioinformatics Resource Center to support infectious disease research

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/4/2020)... ... March 04, 2020 , ... ... CEOs to apply to the MedTech IGNITE program’s 2020 IGNITE Cohort. The MedTech ... curriculum to attract and nurture the next generation of medtech founders and entrepreneurs. ...
(Date:3/2/2020)... ... ... Toronto-based clinical research organization (CRO) and regulatory consulting firm, dicentra , has ... of Clarksburg on a farm on Beaver Valley Road. , The owners currently operate ... decided it would be a great new option for employees to relocate to. , ...
(Date:2/28/2020)... ... February 26, 2020 , ... ... PRP™ and Rebound PRF® devices are now available to veterinary practices through ... medical devices, that will provide the most affordable, easiest to use, multi-species ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/1/2020)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... March 31, 2020 , ... Carterra® ... Institute for Immunology (LJI), announced today that they will use Carterra’s proprietary LSA™ platform ... therapeutic candidates to the clinic as early as this summer. , La Jolla ...
(Date:3/27/2020)... ... March 25, 2020 , ... ... of its veterinary histopathology laboratory located centrally in the midwest for high-quality, ... to work with a highly motivated, independent, professional team that is focused ...
(Date:3/19/2020)... ... March 17, 2020 , ... ... collaboration agreement with pioneering gene circuit company Senti Biosciences, Inc. (Senti) to ... and other solid tumor indications. The collaboration will leverage RoosterBio’s human mesenchymal ...
(Date:3/13/2020)... ... March 12, 2020 , ... ... Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Center (APC), a pioneer in the field of microbiome ... play a significant role in human health, based at University College Cork and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: