HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
USDA and DOE to coordinate research of plant and microbial genomics

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy announced Monday they will share resources and coordinate the study of plant and microbial genomics, and the Department of Energy will tackle the sequencing of the soybean genome as the first project resulting from the agreement.

"This agreement demonstrates a joint commitment to support high-quality genomics research and integrated projects to meet the nation's agriculture and energy challenges," said Dr. Colien Hefferan, administrator of USDA's Cooperative State Research, Extension and Economics Service (CSREES), who signed the agreement for USDA.

"Both agencies will leverage their expertise and synergize activities involving agricultural- and energy-related plants and microbes," said Dr. Ari Patrinos, Department of Energy Associate Director of Science for Biological and Environmental Research. "We will enhance coordination of proposed sequencing projects through the Biological and Environmental Research Microbial Sequencing Program or the Joint Genome Institute's Community Sequencing Program."

USDA and DOE will establish a framework to cooperate and coordinate agency-relevant plant and microbial genome sequencing and bioinformatics that can serve the needs of the broader scientific community and solve problems that are important to each agency's mission. This agreement could help speed the deployment of emerging technologies, such as improved methods of gene identification and sequence assembly.

The DOE Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) will sequence the genome (decode the DNA) of the soybean, Glycine max, the world's most valuable legume crop. Soybean is of particular interest to DOE because it is the principal source of biodiesel, a renewable, alternative fuel. Biodiesel has the highest energy content of any alternative fuel and is significantly more environmentally friendly than comparable petroleum-based fuels, since it degrades rapidly in the environment. It also burns more
'"/>

Contact: Jeff Sherwood
jeff.sherwood@hq.doe.gov
202-586-5806
DOE/US Department of Energy
17-Jan-2006


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. CRESIB coordinates an international consortium to fight malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax
2. The social life of honeybees coordinated by a single gene
3. Two national diabetes-related initiatives coordinated by MCG bioinformatics expert
4. NYU biologists identify gene that coordinates two cellular processes
5. Smithsonian to coordinate planning for Panamas Coiba National Park/World Heritage Site
6. NIH gives $8M to University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for myositis research
7. Saudi Arabias KAUST names WHOI first research partner
8. Multinational research: protecting ecology means understanding people, too
9. Newly created cancer stem cells could aid breast cancer research
10. Carnegie Mellons Peter Adams receives EPA research grant
11. Almac Diagnostics announces pioneering genetic research on ductal carcinoma in situ

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: USDA and DOE coordinate research plant and microbial genomics

(Date:4/15/2014)... and energy for nearly all life on Earth, yet ... example, little is known about how it is regulated ... we do not know the full list of the ... any organism. , , A type of single-cell green ... subject for photosynthesis research. Despite its importance in the ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... In a study of nearly 1,000 mother-child pairs, ... found that prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake ... anxiety and other disorders, was associated with autism ... boys. The study, published in the online edition ... samples of ASD and DD cases, and population-based ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... If an insect drew a line as it ... a tangled mess. But there,s method to that mess, ... engineering and physics, who tries to find simple physical ... https://cornell.box.com/tbeetle , It turns out the tiger beetle, ... reorientation dance as it chases its prey at blinding ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study: SSRI use during pregnancy associated with autism and developmental delays in boys 2Photo: Tiger beetle's chase highlights mechanical law 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 This webinar ... on nonclinical and clinical safety assessment in biosimilars. ... guide a path for biosimilar drug development, however ... of biosimilarity with regards to quality, safety and ... of biosimilar drug development and registration, development strategies ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NC (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... an enhancement to its Online Web Portal for Life ... now have the ability to specify the subject matter ... nearly 50 life science sub-domains. This will help reduce ... and scientific fields, and decrease the likelihood of error. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... – 11 p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 ... Hepatitis B Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely ... improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide, ... 11 at Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... initiated coverage of Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua ... and marketing proprietary products to serve the wound ... , In late 2012, Alliqua was restructured ... launched the company’s new strategy to become a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3
Cached News: