Sequencing of First Plant Species in African BioGenome Project


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Cape Town, South Africa, 13 September2023 – MGI, a company committed to building core tools and technology to lead life science, is delighted to support The African BioGenome Project (AfricaBP), launched in 2021, in sequencing of the project's first plant species based on MGI's DNBSEQ-G400* versatile benchtop sequencer and single-tube long fragment read (stLFR) technology. An affiliated project of the Earth BioGenome Project (EBP) and partnering project of the 10,000 Plants Genomes Project (10KP), AfricaBP is a coordinated effort to build capacity and infrastructure to generate, analyze and deploy genomics data for the improvement and sustainable use of biodiversity and...