Mapping Key DNA Markers for the Autoflower Trait to Accelerate Breeding Elite Hemp and…

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 TAGS  Local News Mapping Key DNA Markers for the Autoflower Trait to Accelerate Breeding Elite Hemp and Cannabis Varieties NESS ZIONA, Israel & HOLLISTER, Calif–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 10, 2021– NRGene (TASE: NRGN), a leading genomics AI company and Kayagene, a pioneer in hemp and cannabis breeding, are pleased to announce the completion of a milestone in their strategic research collaboration. This ongoing collaboration was initiated over 2 years ago, beginning with genomic assembly of several of Kayagene’s cannabis and hemp breeding lines, using NRGene’s DenovoMAGIC™ technology. Now, the companies have successfully mapped several key genes including the autoflowering gene, which is a highly desired trait and of great interest for the hemp and cannabis industries. NRGene estimates, that following the development of DNA markers for the autoflowering trait, it is now possible to integrate this trait into any hemp and cannabis variety within 12 to 18 months. Cannabis and hemp plants are typically photoperiod dependent, meaning the plants start flowering only when daylength becomes shorter and approaches 12 hours. However, cannabis and hemp plants harboring the day-neutral or “autoflower” gene, flower automatically when they are 3-4 weeks old, no matter the daylength. Thus, varieties with this trait can be grown year-round in greenhouse or fields without the necessity to manipulate daylength, which is cost-efficient for multiple flower or seed harvests. “Our efficient genomic capabilities enabled the rapid and accurate mapping of the autoflower trait and the identification of linked DNA markers,” Said DR. Gil Ronen, NRGene’s CEO & Co-Founder. “Using these markers, Kayagene can now reduce, by 50%, the time required to incorporate the autoflower trait into their proprietary elite cannabis and hemp varieties.” Trait mapping and marker-assisted breeding are vital in a competitive market because it accelerates the time to market for unique and improved varieties harboring those key traits. The use of molecular markers enables rapid and accurate selections and reduces the presence of deleterious genes introduced by traditional breeding methods. “Kayagene is employing these advanced techniques using NRGene’s genomics tools and our vast experience with breeding, to develop improved elite hemp and cannabis varieties. Our goal is to accelerate the industry by developing highly competitive, vigorous, and reliable genetics through the application of genomic tools and analytics”, says Dr. Christopher Hohn, Kayagene’s Director of R&D. To learn more about this project join our upcoming webinar – Register here About NRGene NRGene develops and commercializes cutting-edge AI based genomic tools that are reshaping agriculture and livestock worldwide. Our cloud-based software solutions are designed to analyze big data generated by next generation sequencing technologies in an affordable, scalable and precise manner. By applying our vast proprietary databases and AI-based technologies, we provide leading international agriculture, seed and food companies, with computational tools to optimize and accelerate their breeding programs, significantly increasing crop yield and saving time and money. Among our customers are companies from different verticals, such as agriculture, food, beverages, oil, paper, rubber, cannabis, etc. About Kayagene Kayagene is a genetics company leveraging breeding technologies which deliver stable hemp varieties relevant to today’s market. Learn more about their breeding program at View source version on CONTACT: Yana Voldman Marketing Director NRGene Phone: +972-50-9002844 [email protected] Dr. Christopher E. Hohn Director of R&D Kayagene, LLC Phone +1-866-420-5292 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ISRAEL MIDDLE EAST CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TECHNOLOGY AGRICULTURE NATURAL RESOURCES SOFTWARE RESEARCH SCIENCE SOURCE: NRGene Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/10/2021 11:20 AM/DISC: 02/10/2021 11:21 AM WhatsApp Pinterest Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook Previous articleMercer looks to sweep SamfordNext articleNewegg Grows Company’s Presence in Southern California with Expansive New 3PL Facility Digital AIM Web Support WhatsApplast_img read more

Back to training, Bayern’s Coman hopes to complete season

first_img“We’re doing technical work, at a safe distance from each other. It’s a bit like the end of the close season when you resume training individually.”Despite the resumption of training the German Football League (DFL) made it clear last week it was not known if or when the season would resume.The season has been suspended until at least April 30 with the DFL due to meet next Friday to decide the next step.Coman said he hoped all the effort the players had put in would not go to waste.”We work, we work, and I hope we can finish the season otherwise all that work will have been for nothing,” he said.Bayern had a four-point lead with nine matches remaining when the season was halted. Topics : Bundesliga clubs returned to training earlier this week after almost a month off due to the COVID-19 outbreak and while the players are still being kept at a safe distance from each other Bayern Munich forward Kingsley Coman is just happy to be back.Squads have been split into small groups or even pairs under strict measures to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, which has infected over 110,000 and killed more than 2,000 people in Germany.”We had not touched a ball on a football pitch for almost a month and even if we’re split in small groups it’s a pleasure to play again and step onto a field that has goals,” the France international told Eurosport on Fridaylast_img read more

Advertorial: C’mon Out to the Country at Countryside Motors

first_imgby Jeff Jesina, Countryside Motors — When I drive by Countryside Motors I often ask if prices and financing offers in Wellington can really be as good as they are in Wichita, Kansas City or at any of the other big superstores.   What I’ve learned is that the answer is a resounding yes!  Countryside Motors participates in all of the same promotions as the other GM, Polaris and Hustler dealers around the country.  What that means is that any Chevrolet or Buick offer you see advertised, Countryside can match.The same is true for Polaris and Hustler Mowers!    I also learned that if Countryside Motors didn’t have exactly what I wanted, they can usually get it in a couple of days!   Countryside Motors has also updated their website and has made it easier than ever to understand how to get to their best price!   To see for yourself go to or call 620-326-7433 or toll free 800-313-2438.Since Countryside operates right here in southern Kansas they also have a great understanding of the needs of the market area.   For instance, the sales specialists will make sure you spec the right axle ratio in your pickup for pulling your cattle trailer or maximizing your fuel usage on the open road.  Need a fast car? a great mileage car? an SUV? or even a mini-van?It’s all at Countryside Motors.  Need help picking out the perfect Polaris utility vehicle that can pull your sprayer, take you hunting or provide you hours of fun, no problem.   They can also help you identify the perfect size Hustler Mower to take care of your yard in town or to mow your 10 acres in the country.   Even more importantly, the factory certified technicians at Countryside understand exactly what your vehicle needs to keep running smoothly in a frigid, rural Kansas winter (like today) or the scorching summer.The staff at Countryside understands this market so well because they may also be your neighbor.  The folks at Countryside come from all around the area.   I met Janet Page, Zach Mendez, Shanyn Jones, Randy Boatright, Chris Bryant, Mary Wakeman, Albert Johannson, Eldon Cook, Josh McClure, Anita Patton, Kendall Oneal, Scott Harvey and Rich Jesina who live right here in Wellington.  Then Chris Jesina, Kristi Jesina, and Ron Rowe live down in Caldwell.   I found that Steve McKaig comes from over in Oxford, Lindsey Kolter is up in Douglass, Kent Lawless is by Mulvane, Dave Harden is in Rose Hill and Richard Ohl comes from Conway Springs.  The entire team from Countryside literally surrounds Wellington!   Because the team at Countryside are your neighbors, you won’t find any high pressure, fast talkers in the bunch.So next time you think you need to drive a long way to get the best price or lowest finance rate stop by Countryside Motors first and see your friendly neighborhood team!   When you need any sort of repair or even just a check-up for your vehicle stop by and see Ron Rowe in the service department.  He’ll even arrange a ride for you if don’t want to wait.Better yet check out the website from the comfort of your home for special pricing on products and services!   You will be pleasantly surprised at what Countryside Motors can do for you!So in 2014, C’Mon Out to the Country and see what’s newlast_img read more