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Methods for Determining Similar Sequences Across Genomes

Focus Area: Breeding

Individuals of a species differ from one another at the genetic level to various degrees. These differences represent different genotypes, or genetic constitutions, within a species. To better understand the genetic content of each individual genome, it is important to understand similarities and differences of gene sequences and their sub-components when compared across genomes.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we develop robust and sustainable agriculture solutions and drive innovation through technologies including genomics.  We are seeking a methodology to accurately identify similar gene sequences across genomes from individuals of a single species. This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires written documentation and output from the data analysis algorithm, and submission of source code and executable if requested.

Corteva Crowdsourcing Challenges are being managed in collaboration with InnoCentive. To learn more and participate in this challenge, you will be leaving the Corteva Open Innovation website.

The submission deadline has been extended.  Submissions will now be accepted until 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on December 31, 2019.

Who Should Apply

Individuals or teams with comparative genomics and/or bioinformatics expertise

Amount Awarded

Up to $50,000

Submission Date

December 31, 2019

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