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Genome sequence of lancelet shows how genes quadrupled during vertebrate evolution

...nstitute (JGI) in Walnut Creek, Calif. Rokhsar and jgi post-doctoral fellow Nicholas H. Putnam performed ...hioxus and humans had 17 chromosomal elements." jgi post-doctoral fellow Nicholas H. Putnam, along wit...m of understanding the evolution of chordates, the jgi sequenced the amphioxus genome using lancelets tha...
JGI in Biological News

DOE JGI releases expanded version of Phytozome.net

WALNUT CREEK, CA - An enhanced version of Phytozome.net, a web portal for comparative plant genomics geared to advance biofuel, food, feed, and fiber research, has been released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI). Phytozome provides a central "hub" for web acce...

DOE JGI extends the capabilities of the Integrated Microbial Genome System

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has extended the capabilities of the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system, updated the content of the IMG/M metagenome data management and analysis system, and has launched its educational comp...

DOE JGI releases a new version of its metagenome data management and analysis system

WALNUT CREEK, CA--Targeting its ever-expanding user community, the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has released an upgraded version of the IMG/M metagenome data management and analysis system, accessible to the public at http://img.jgi.doe.gov/m . IMG/M provides tool...

DOE JGI releases soybean genome assembly to enable worldwide bioenergy research efforts

WALNUT CREEK, CA--A preliminary assembly and annotation of the soybean genome, Glycine max, has been made available by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), to the greater scientific community to enable bioenergy research. The announcement was made by Eddy Rubin, DOE J...

DOE JGI Community Sequencing Program delivers first moss genome

WALNUT CREEK, CAMessages from nearly a half-billion years ago, conveyed via the inventory of genes sequenced from a present-day moss, provide clues about the earliest colonization of dry land by plants. The U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) was among the leaders of an int...

Upgraded IMG 2.3 Data Management System released by DOE JGI to eager user community

WALNUT CREEK, CA -- A powerful set of computational tools established to ease the visualization and exploration of genomes flooding the public domain is now available in IMG Version 2.3 -- the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint G...

DOE JGI sets 'gold standard' for metagenomic data analysis

With the advent of more powerful and economical DNA sequencing technologies, gene discovery and characterization is transitioning from single-organism studies to revealing the potential biotechnology applications embedded in communities of microbial genomes, or metagenomes. The field of metagenomi...

DOE JGI finishes 100th microbial genome

Microbes, thriving in even the world's most extreme environments, are capable of performing myriad biological functions, learned over the billions of years they have inhabited the planet. Those lessons, and how they can be captured to render clean renewable sources of energy and to repair damaged ...

DOE JGI sequences, releases genome of symbiotic tree fungus

The DNA sequence of Laccaria bicolor, a fungus that forms a beneficial symbiosis with trees and inhabits one of the most ecologically and commercially important microbial niches in North American and Eurasian forests, has been determined by the U.S. Department of Energy DOE Joint Genome Institute (...

DOE JGI releases IMG 1.5 with curated archaeal genomes

Version 1.5 of the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system of the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has been released to the public. IMG 1.5 now contains a total of 741 genomes (435 bacterial, 32 archaeal, 15 eukaryotic genomes and 259 bacterial phages) of...
JGI in Biological Technology

DOE JGI Director Eddy Rubin highlights the genomics of plant-based biofuels in the journal Nature

WALNUT CREEK, CAGenomics is accelerating improvements for converting plant biomass into biofuelas an alternative to fossil fuel for the nation's transportation needs, reports Eddy Rubin, Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), in the August 14 edition of the jou...

DOE JGI plumbs termite guts to yield novel enzymes for better biofuel production

WALNUT CREEK, CA --- Termites -- notorious for their voracious appetite for wood, rendering houses to dust and causing billions of dollars in damage per year -- may provide the biochemical means to a greener biofuel future. The bellies of these tiny beasts actually harbor a gold mine of microbes ...

Scientists publish complete genetic blueprint of key biofuels crop

...NA is often notoriously difficult to analyze because of large sections of repetitive sequence and sorghum was no different. Jeremy Schmutz of the DOE jgi partner HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology (formerly the Stanford Human Genome Center) and John Bowers of the University of Georgia pointed to th...

Verenium Explores Bacterial Genes Inside Termite Guts to Understand How Wood is Broken Down and Converted to Energy

...library of DNA collected from the wood-feeding "higher" termite species, Nasutitermes, found in the rainforest of Costa Rica. The DNA was then sent to jgi for sequencing. "The degradation of wood components, such as cellulose and xylan, requires a battery of enzymes, and termites are extremely successf...

Massive reanalysis of genome data solves case of the lethal genes

...evolutionary tree of life was thought to be futile. Now, researchers at DOE jgi have characterized barriers to this gene transfer by identifying genes that...iers of bioenergy, carbon cycling, and bioremediation, said Eddy Rubin, DOE jgi Director. We realized that sequencing a genome is like conducting a massiv...
JGI in Biological Dictionary

Nuclear genome

...-length research ... that nuclear genome sequencing of ... The nuclear genome sequence from this draft assembly was annotated using the jgi ... US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (JGI) ... Comparative rates of evolution in endosymbiotic nuclear genomes ... Nuclear -...
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