HudsonAlpha Faculty Investigator Jeremy Schmutz first author
“Until now, there hasn’t been a uniform genetic framework to reference in trying to build a better soybean.”- J. Schmutz
Soybean (Glycine max) is one of the most important crop plants in the world for seed protein and oil content. Jeremy Schmutz is a faculty investigator for HudsonAlpha and a scientist for the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute. Schmutz, together with other scientists from JGI, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation and a number of academic institutions, completed the draft sequence of the soybean genome. The sequence and its analysis appear in the 14 January issue of the journal Nature.
View a video about this soybean sequencing created by JGI featuring Schmutz. (Jeremy Schmutz on the soybean genome)
Download the full Nature paper below.