Navigation Links
Eurofins MWG Operon and Queen Mary, University Of London commence genome sequencing analysis of Ash

Ebersberg, Germany, March 14, 2013 - Eurofins MWG Operon and School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, have recently signed a cooperation agreement on the genome sequencing analysis of Ash (Fraxinus excelsior). The major aim of this project is to increase our understanding of the wide spreading fungal tree disease ash dieback (Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus), which is widespread in northern Europe and has already been found at more than 300 sites across the UK.

Project leader, Dr. Richard Buggs from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences: "Sequencing the ash genome is a foundational step towards discovering the genetic basis of resistance to ash dieback the future of ash trees in Britain may depend on this". His research is funded by an urgency grant from the Natural Environment Research Council.

Sequencing of the approximately 900 Mb plant genome will be performed applying the latest hybrid de novo sequencing strategy, recently proven to deliver excellent scaffolding and assembly results.This new golden standard in de novo sequencing employs a combination of Roche/454 FLX++ long read technology (software version 2.8 with read lengths up to 1,100 bp) and Illumina HiSeq 2000/2500 high throughput sequencing with several ultra-accurate long jumping distance libraries (LJD of 3kb, 8kb, 20kb and 40kb), supplemented by sequencing of Illumina shotgun libraries with different fragment sizes.

The DNA samples provided by Dr. Richard Buggs, Queen Mary University of London, from tree material supplied by Earth Trust, Oxfordshire, have successfully passed the first QC steps in lab, while the Eurofins MWG Operon NGS sequencing service pipeline is already planning the first sequencing runs starting with GS FLX++.

"We take specific care that our technical and operational pipeline meets the best quality standards, fast turnaround times and the high service level we want to provide to our customers", says Bruno Poddevin, Eurofins Senior Vice President, Genomic Services. "Our specific library know-how fits seamlessly to this challenging and important genome sequencing project and we are confident that we will deliver excellent results."


Contact: Dr. Alex Goodwin
Eurofins MWG Operon

Related biology news :

1. Eurofins MWG Operon reinforces NGS capability with Illumina HiSeq 2500 and Illumina MiSeq
2. Rice, MD Anderson scientists probe mystery of operon evolution
3. Researchers id queens, mysterious disease syndrome as key factors in bee colony deaths
4. Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for obesity research expert
5. What it is to be a queen bee?
6. Queens University Belfast makes significant cancer breakthrough
7. Queens researcher finds situation dire for threatened rhino species
8. Enhanced royal jelly produces jumbo queen bee larvae
9. Queens is UK leader for female scientists and engineers
10. Life expectancy may affect when you get married, divorced, have kids: Queens University study
11. Queens scientists seek vaccine for Pseudomonas infection
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/29/2015)... Mich. , Oct. 29, 2015  Rubicon ... Genomics for U.S. distribution of its DNA library ... kit and Rubicon,s new ThruPLEX Plasma-seq kit. ThruPLEX ... enable the preparation of NGS libraries for liquid ... for diagnostic and prognostic applications in cancer and ...
(Date:10/27/2015)... 27, 2015 In the present market scenario, ... for various industry verticals such as banking, healthcare, defense, ... growing demand for secure & simplified access control and ... as hacking of bank accounts, misuse of users, , ... as PC,s, laptops, and smartphones are expected to provide ...
(Date:10/26/2015)... PALO ALTO, Calif. and LAS ... – Nok Nok Labs , an innovator in ... FIDO Alliance , today announced the launch of its ... the first unified platform enabling organizations to use standards-based ... authentication. The Nok Nok S3 Authentication Suite is ideal ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. ... IIROC on behalf of the Toronto Stock Exchange, confirms ... there are no corporate developments that would cause the ... --> --> About Aeterna Zentaris ... . --> Aeterna Zentaris is a specialty ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , ... November 24, 2015 , ... The Academy of ... Interest Group (SIG), MultiGP, also known as Multirotor Grand Prix, to represent the First–Person ... few years. Many AMA members have embraced this type of racing and several new ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:  AEZS) ... remaining 11,000 post-share consolidation (or 1,100,000 pre-share consolidation) ... B Warrants") subject to the previously disclosed November ... 2015, which will result in the issuance of ... the issuance of such shares, there will be ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Creation Technologies ... being named to Deloitte's 2015 Technology Fast 500 list of the fastest growing ... a FDA-cleared, Class II medical device that speeds up orthodontic tooth movement by ...
Breaking Biology Technology: