Toyota Develops a New DNA Analysis Technology to Dramatically Accelerate Improvements in Agricultural Production

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that it has grown a new deoxyribonucleic poison (DNA) research record called Genotyping by Random Amplicon Sequencing (GRAS) regulating methodical materials that have been supposing by a Kyushu Okinawa Agricultural Research Center (KARC) of a National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO). This record is able of dramatically improving a potency of identifying and selecting useful genetic information for rural plant improvement. This newly grown record should lead to estimable time and cost assets in a rural plant alleviation process.

TMC is concerned in a far-reaching operation of initiatives in method to assistance grasp a tolerable society. In further to improving a fuel potency of a vehicles to assistance forestall tellurian warming and to also raise appetite security; TMC is also ancillary several bio-technology businesses. For example, TMC has practical a resources of believe about prolongation control systems and routine improvements to a rural margin so as to assistance rise a cloud-based rural IT government apparatus (Housaku Keikaku). At a same time, TMC is also building a record that would assistance to boost a produce of sugar-cane as an choice biofuel source.

Conventional rural plant alleviation to boost stand yields involves selecting and interbreeding of primogenitor varieties formed on endless past alleviation data, assessing children over a prolonged term, as good as selecting new children with a preferred property. However, nonetheless a recently grown pen technology(1), that uses genetic information to envision plant characteristics has helped to urge a potency of this process, a endless time indispensable as good as a high cost of this routine of DNA research have sought to impede a adoption.

In response, TMC has interconnected a exclusive representation credentials technology(2) with a next-generation sequencer(3) to rise GRAS, a new record that can almost promote a routine of identifying and selecting useful genetic information. GRAS is able of examining DNA in about one-tenth a time needed, and during around one-third a cost of required techniques that are being utilized. This is a earnest record that has a intensity to boost sugar-cane production, and to boost biofuel stand yields per section area of land.

In further to augmenting biofuel stand yields, TMC believes that this new record can also be used to assistance boost a prolongation and a illness insurgency of food crops. TMC skeleton to continue actively disclosing and providing information about this record to assistance promote a focus in a rural sector. A technical research is already underneath approach in team-work with a Kazusa DNA Research Institute, as a hospital has an endless knowledge in a margin of DNA analysis.

TMC skeleton to announce a sum of this technology, including a methodical formula for a materials supposing by NARO, during a 130th Meeting of a Japanese Society of Breeding (JSB) that is due to be hold in Tottori starting Sep 24.

(1) Marker technology:Technology that uses evil DNA sequences (markers) on a genome (genetic information) to brand useful genes, and to also investigate a participation of these genes, as good as parent/progeny and genetic relationships.
(2) Proprietary representation credentials technology:Technology that amplifies thousands to tens of thousands of locations on a genome with a high grade of repeatability as a means of amplifying a method of an research representation regulating a exclusive authority (nucleic poison fragments required for a singularity and riposte of DNA).
(3) Next-generation sequencer:A device able of examining tens of million to billion locations on a genome during a same time.