NRGene and Toyota decoded the genome of a commercial strawberry, which is an
important milestone in the development of high-quality, locally-produced
fruits for the Japanese market. NRGene's assembly of the strawberry genome,
together with Toyota's GRAS-Di DNA analysis technology, is expected to boost
the development of better strawberries for the Japanese market.
According to NRGene, strawberries was one of the most complex genome
assembled using their DeNovoMAGIC 3.0 genomic big-data artificial
intelligence (AI) tool, as they have two copies of every
Toyota, known for its business of making cars, has been involved in
enriching communities through initiatives that positively impact the
environment since 1999. Aside from the strawberry genome analysis, Toyota
was also involved in the identification of disease-resistant sugarcane
genes, and they intend to continue pursuing projects with NRGene that
further support the development of the agricultural industry.