DeNovoMAGIC Genome Assembler Discovers Thousands of New Genes and Agro-climatic Characteristics, Nes Ziona, Israel – 10 December 2015 

NRGene has mapped five novel complex maize genomes from the most commercially successful, publicly available lines using its proprietary DeNovoMAGIC big data analysis platform. Delivering results in under a week for each genome, DeNovoMAGIC has constructed very detailed and highly accurate assemblies that have led to the discovery of new genes. Previous attempts at mapping took months and years.
NRGene’s DeNovoMAGIC platform is proven to allow quick and accurate re-construction of reference genomes for even the most complex genomes like maize, wheat, and other crops critical to the world’s food supply. As reference genomes are vital tools in the discovery of the optimal genetic makeup of crops, DeNovoMAGICTM’s speed and accuracy now allows reference genome reconstruction to be a common practice in crop research and seed industry R&D.
“Global food scarcity means that plant geneticists and breeders must produce better seeds much faster,” said Dr. Gil Ronen, NRGene’s CEO. “Our genomic big data DeNovoMAGIC technology is already supporting them with the precise and relevant data required to boost their research toward gaining heartier yields.”
NRGene’s genomic big data technology can quickly and efficiently produce more than 20 complex reference genomes a month, meaning its DeNovoMAGIC solution can triple the world’s plant reference genome collection within a single year. NRGene’s technology regularly outperforms existing technologies; the average N50 obtained in maize de novo assembly by NRGene is above 500,000 base pairs, with a very low percentage of gaps.
Results will be presented at the Plant & Animal Genome Conference in January in San Diego at booth #504 and two workshops.
About NRGene
NRGene is a genomic big data company developing cutting-edge software and algorithms to reveal the complexity and diversity of crop plants for the most advanced, sophisticated breeding. NRGene tools are already been employed by some of the leading seed companies as well the most influential teams in academics. NRGene is located in Nes Ziona, Israel.