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10 Years at GSC (Genomic Sciences Center)

Collection of 32,000 Rice genes and Analysis
of Their Nucleotide Sequences

Genome Exploration Research Group , National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS), and Foundation for Advancement of International Science has determined their nucleotide sequences for 32,000 full length cDNAs of rice plants for the first time in the world.
This research has been carried out in cooperation with the three organizations upon entrustment from Bio-oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution (BRAIN).
  Rice is estimated to have 50,000 - 60,000 genes. They collected the genes as full-length cDNA clones which are essential resources for future functional genomics, ex. protein expression and analysis of their structure and function.
By the decoding of full-length cDNA this time, it has become possible to identify genes for new variety production of rice plants with various traits such as resistance to cold and drought, as well as to prepare a large amount of specific proteins in vitro for supplying to research on the functional analysis of gene and the structural analysis of protein.