Dr. Roger Smith, Senior team leader, Syngenta Genomics 2 Breeding Group
“Our deep understanding of NRGene’s genomic capabilities was built upon NRGene’s numerous successful full genome assembly projects done on many leading varieties of our key crops”
Prof. Nils Stein, of Germany’s Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)
“The quality is breathtaking. NRGene’s results are just amazing and will have a major impact.”
Prof. Curtis Pozniak, the University of Saskatchewan, Canada
“The computational tools developed by NRGene, which use Illumina’s sequence data, combined with the sequencing expertise of IWGSC has generated a version of the wheat genome sequence that is better ordered than anything we have seen to date. We are starting to get a better idea of the complex puzzle that is the wheat genome.”
Kellye Eversole, IWGSC Executive Director
“The preliminary results obtained by NRGene are impressive. We have been waiting for a number of years to have a high quality whole genome sequence assembly that would complement our chromosome based strategy and accelerate the delivery of the sequence. Thus, this assembly comes exactly at the right time because it can be integrated with the IWGSC chromosome specific resources developed over the past 10 years to deliver a high quality reference sequence for the wheat genome in less than two years.“
Prof. Thomas P. Brutnell, Director, Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
“The W22 genome assembly is the best maize assembly that I have seen… With the DeNovoMAGIC technology academics and industry scientists can now begin to explore the tremendous variation in maize through a simple graphical user interface that was designed and built for comparative genomic studies with big data. The power of this comparative approach for plant breeding is only beginning to be realized and NRGene is leading the way.”
Dr. Sarah Hearne, leader of SeeD’s maize component, CIMMYT
“We’re constantly confronted by the challenges of sustainably increasing the productivity and profitability of maize production, especially in resource-limited tropical environments… Maize is an increasingly essential crop, and we need tools that enhance our effectiveness in using the genetic resources stored in our gene banks to address the challenges of climate change and growing consumer demand for more nutritious foods. The DeNovoMAGIC analysis will give us some broad markers as to how to direct our R&D efforts”.
Dr.Mark A. Mikel, Associate Director, Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center
“We have recently ﬁnished annotation and are ﬁnding the PH207 genome to be extremely useful in understanding maize diversity, genic copy number variation, and their putative contribution to heterosis.”
Prof. Jan Dvorak, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis
“Wild emmer assembly by NRGene is unquestionably the best assembly of wheat genomic sequence to date…. The recent improvements in kits for the construction of Illumina HiSeq2500 160 and 250bp paired-end sequencing libraries and the NRGene software, DeNovo MAGIC, which promises much longer WGS scaffolds constructed from HiSeq2500 paired-end reads, has opened new opportunities for WGS sequence assembly”.
Prof. A. levy., Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, Weizmann Institute
“In our research program concerning the mechanisms of homologous recombination in plants, the NRGene platform provided a major breakthrough that allowed us to carry out the most cutting-edge analyses in a complex genome such as maize”.
Dr. Yniv Palti ,the USDA-Agricultural Research Service
“The bottom line is that the new assembly provides major improvements in the trout genome map in all categories including genome coverage and precision over the publicly available version. Our group at the USDA is now using the new genome scaffolds from NRGene to generate an improved reference genome before releasing it to the public”.
Dr. Ziv Shani, SVP R&D, FuturaGene LTD.
“NRGene’s platform enabled us to map important quantitative traits in a complex heterozygote segregating Eucalyptus population. This extremely challenging trait mapping could provide a highly useful and unique tool for our breeding efforts”.