Landmark legume paper published in Nature

HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Jeremy Schmutz first author

 “Until now, there hasn’t been a uniform genetic framework to reference in trying to build a better soybean.”- J. Schmutz

Soybean (Glycine max) is one of the most important crop plants in the world for seed protein and oil content. Jeremy Schmutz is a faculty investigator for HudsonAlpha and a scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute.  Schmutz, together with other scientists from JGI, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation and a number of academic institutions, completed the draft sequence of the soybean genome.  The sequence and its analysis appear in the 14 January issue of the journal Nature.

View a video about this soybean sequencing created by JGI featuring Schmutz.  (Jeremy Schmutz on the soybean genome)

View the JGI release.

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