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Press release – Felda Global Ventures Berhad and KeyGene sign a Memorandum of Collaboration

Crop Innovation Company KeyGene and Felda Global Ventures Berhad (FGV) announce that they have signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) agreement to establish a strategic partnership to start a joint research laboratory (joint lab). This joint lab will empower FGV R&D to become a center of excellence by strengthening its research capabilities, enabling faster introduction…

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News Release – With the Virtual Reality Breeding tool KeyGene brings Phenotyping and crop innovation to a next level

As DNA sequences of crops are unraveled at high speed on daily basis genome information is no longer limited in crop improvement processes. Therefore KeyGene invests significantly in phenotyping, the current bottleneck in plant breeding. KeyGene will do major investments in (1) digital & robotized phenotyping, (2) big data handling & analysis and (3) visualization…

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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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