The University of Arizona
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Institute Profile
The Arizona Genomics Institute (AGI) was formed in 2002 when Dr. Rod Wing joined the School of Plant Sciences at University of Arizona. The primary focus of AGI is in the area of structural, evolutionary and functional genomics of crop plants. AGI is divided into 5 Centers each lead by a Center Leader and a senior Manager (BAC Library Construction Center, BAC/EST Resource Center, Sequencing & Physical Mapping Center [including: production sequencing and fingerprinting, and sequence finishing], Bioinformatics Center and the Evolutionary and Functional Genomics Center. AGI is housed in the state of the art Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building on the northeast part of campus near the Medical School. AGI currently employees about 30 scientists and is primarily funded through federal grants, private contracts, and the Bud Antle Endowed Chair in Plant Molecular Genetics.
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BAC/EST Resources Available for Distribution
Libraries: 365
Clones: 15,083,328


Submission to GenBank
Traces: 3,913,203
Sequences: 4,455,649 nucleotide seq.es
477,353 (All except GSS AND EST)
722,405 EST (Expressed Sequence Tags)
3,255,891 GSS (Genome Survey Sequence)
Recent News
Wild rice may feed the world Posted by webmaster
A swamp in remote far north Queensland isn't the place you'd expect to find the key to feeding the world.

But scientists are hoping that wild rice growing in the far north, untouched by human cultivation, holds untapped genetic traits like pest and disease resistance.

Professor Rod Wing, from the University of Arizona, says he never expected to be so excited sitting in a bird-spotting shelter in the middle of a swamp.

"It is a remarkable place to be, and it is funny, I think most people would just walk by and they wouldn't even notice that there's wild rice here, but there is," he said.

"The wild relatives of rice contain a virtually untapped reservoir of genes that could be used for crop improvement."

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-06/wild-rice-trials/4939038

Audio: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-06 ... -rice-feeds-world/4940042
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A portion of AGI's material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 102620.