Soybean Science Blooms with Supercomputers

By Jorge Salazar, Texas Advanced Computing Center

An ambitious project called Soybean Knowledge Base, or SoyKB, developed at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) aims to find and share comprehensive knowledge from within the soybean, its genetic and genomic data, all publicly available and achieved through the use of high-performance computing. The ultimate goal of SoyKB is to improve soybean traits and support researchers in facilitating more enhanced soybean breeding techniques.

CyVerse resources supported the framework that allowed SoyKB to scale up for its thousand genome resequencing project, as workflow inputs were moved from MU and hosted on the CyVerse Data Store.

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