Sequentia Biotech CEO joined the group that decoded the Mesoamerican Bean

An Ibero-American team of scientists, from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Spain at the initiative of the Ibero-American Programme for Science and Technology for Development (CYTED), has deciphered the genome of the Mesoamerican common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris). The findings are reported in the the journal Genome Biology in the article ‘Genome and transcriptome analysis of the Mesoamerican common bean and the role of gene duplications in establishing tissue and temporal specialization of genes’

Sequentia Biotech CEO, Walter Sanseverino, has joined the project co-lead by Alfredo Herrera-Estrella from the National Laboratory of Genomics for Biodiversity, Irapuato (Mexico), Roderic Guigó, programme coordinator at the Centre for Genomic Regulation and lecturer at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), and Toni Gabaldón, ICREA research professor and group leader at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (Barcelona, Spain)


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