National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Completes Genome Sequencing of Rice Malt Aspergillus Oryzae.Tokyo, Japan, Dec 26, 2005 - (JCN JCN Japan Corporate News
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JCN joint communications network (US DoD) ) - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (産業技術総合研究所 (AIST AIST Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
AIST National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan)
AIST Association for Iron & Steel Technology ) announced on December 22 that its Institute for Biological Resources and Functions and Computational Biology Research Center (CBRC CBRC China Banking Regulatory Commission
CBRC Cutaneous Biology Research Center
CBRC Canadian Business Resource Centre
CBRC Copenhagen Brain Research Center
CBRC Colorado Business Resource Center
CBRC Combat Brigade Refresher Course ) have completed the genome sequencing of Aspergillus oryzae, namely rice malt, in collaboration with the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE nite
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The genome of Aspergillus oryzae was determined by the whole-genome shotgun sequencing method and verified by the optical mapping method. The sequencing results show that the Aspergillus oryzae genome has about 38 million base pairs and 12,000 genes.
The joint research group expects that these achievements will play a role in developing applications of rice malt.
Details of the research are available in the December 22 issue of the US scientific magazine Nature. In addition, the analysis results are provided on the websites of the NITE (http://www.bio.nite.go.jp/dogan/Top/) and the CBRC (http://aspor.cbrc.jp/).
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