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New records long-read sequencing

The developments around the various next generation sequencing platforms are going fast! Several times a year updates of those platforms result in not only higher throughput but also longer reads. Within KeyGene a new record long-read sequences is reached. Our Pacific Biosciences Sequel platform (V2 chemistry) now generates sequences with a mean read lengths of…

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Next generation Agrofoodbedrijven; smart, gezond, duurzaam en (h)eerlijk

Nederlandse agrofoodbedrijven staan voor een enorme uitdaging. De komende 10 jaar moeten teelt, productie en distributie slimmer vorm gegeven worden. Zodat ons eten echt gezond, klimaatneutraal en circulair wordt. Tegen een eerlijke prijs. Zodat de consument zich beter voedt en de sector ‘wereldwijd’ innovatief koploper blijft.

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Join our CropPedia webinar on Jan 31

You’re invited to KeyGene’s CropPedia webinar! On January 31, 2017 KeyGene organizes a webinar on CropPedia. CropPedia is the leading knowledge platform and database management system for fast and effective marker development and lead gene discovery. The ultimate software tool to speed up molecular breeding by easily tracking and selecting trait associated leads. The webinar…

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News Release – The full breadth of Mendel’s genetics

Gregor Mendel’s fame is based on his experiments in pea plants (Pisum), published 150 years ago. Curiously, Mendel’s later studies on Hieracium (hawkweed) are usually seen as a frustrating failure, because it is assumed that they were intended to confirm the segregation ratios he found in Pisum, while it is now known Hieracium species mostly…

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From DNA to genome sequence in one week: Nanopore sequencing at KeyGene

Nanopore sequencing is the ‘new wave’ of sequencing technology. This potentially disruptive technology works by directly detecting the base composition of individual DNA strands as they pass through a pore. This technology has several potential advantages over current sequencing platforms: Significant cost reduction compared to traditional technologies The ability to read DNA molecules up to megabases…

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Broadcast on Dutch TV: breeding dandelion for natural rubber

On Thursday October 20th an item on Dutch TV was broadcast in which the research on breeding of dandelion for natural rubber was illustrated. A very nice documentary about how a new crop can help to solve our contemporary societal challenges. You can watch the documentary here.

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Press release – KeyGene and Kultevat enter into partnership and license agreement to scale up dandelion rubber production

Kultevat and KeyGene have extended their research collaboration to produce natural rubber in roots of dandelion plants for the sustainable production of natural rubber. The renewed collaboration builds on breakthroughs in plant breeding by KeyGene, expanded planting by Kultevat, and improved rubber extraction technologies. The collaboration includes commercial growing of hybrid rubber dandelion plants that…

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Interview with KeyGene about big data for crop DNA

Dutch Agri Food Week published an interesting interview with Arjen van Tunen, CEO KeyGene, about big data for crop DNA.

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Genomics in Business becomes Crop Innovation & Business

New name, new website and new programme for Genomics in Business  In 2003 Keygene initiated the first edition of Genomics in Business. It was the first business conference to focus on the existing and future applications of genomics in the agro-food industry. Thirteen years later the conference is well established in the industry and about…

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KeyGene on Dutch TV

Can plants learn to hold their breath when they are under water? Dutch broadcast EenVandaag has made an item about the current development and experiments of water-resistant plants. Arjen van Tunen, CEO KeyGene, has been interviewed about the breeding methods used to develop water-resistant plants in a non-GM way. You can find the item (in…

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