Bonnie Cone Fellowship Honoree Co-Authors Paper Published in Journal “Nature” Detailing Sequencing of Soybean Genome

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The sequencing of the soybean genome was announced in a paper published in the January 14, 2010 issue of the journal “Nature.” Authored by Jeremy Schmutz of the Joint Genome Institute and the HudsonAlpha Genome Sequencing Center and 43 other researchers from 18 institutions — including UNC Charlotte professor Jessica Schlueter — the paper details results pointing to key evolutionary events that may be responsible for the plant’s unusual capabilities. Schlueter, in partnership with Dr. Cynthia Gibas, associate professor, bioinformatics; and Dr. Jessica Schlueter, assistant professor, bioinformatics, College of Computing and Informatics, awarded for applying visual analytical methods in soybean comparative genomics.