Still need more information? Check out these links:
The SoyBase Homepagenot only has SoyBase access, but also will point you to Dr. Randy Shoemaker's Lab at Iowa State and contains PCR information and primer sequences for soybean SSR primers developed in the Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory, Beltsville, MD.
Search for GenBank, the DNA sequence database maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
Search dbSNPthe database of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) maintained by the (NCBI)
Search the database of Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs)maintained by the (NCBI)
Examine the Unigenesthat have been assembled by the (NCBI)for numberous species.
Perform a BLASTsearch at the NIH Center for Biotechnology.
The Genentech program Access Excellence provides an online education in the biosciences and is a good place to go for science news and everything biotech from principles and technology to issues and ethics.
Perkin Elmer, ABI(now a subsidary of Perkin Elmer), and MJ Researchmanufacture a wide array of biotechnology equipment.
K. Gordon Lark's Lab, at the University of Utah Department of Biology, maps new markers on the Minsoy x Noir1 map.
Alex Kahler of Biogenetic Services, Inc., in Brookings, SD has also performed mapping services.
For more information about biotechnology and the technology, theory, and principles behind it take a look at these links:
Forensic sciencealso has benefited greatly from the use of PCR, as can be seen on the nightly news.
The Genentech Access Excellence Homepageis a pretty good online resource for biotechnology education.
The National Academy of Scienceshas a web page entitled Beyond Discoverywhich has stories about human gene tracking as well as timelines of biotech advances. It also has a section on designer seeds which are another big part of genetic engineering, and one that you will probably encounter at the local supermarket.
More to come soon
Please contact the Beltsville Area Office of Technology Transferfor more information if you are interested in developing cooperative interactions with SGIL or other research programs at BARC.