Phenome Networks Announces its Next Generation Plant Breeding Management and Analytics Software

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Phenome One’s new version has a new very intuitive user interface, better performance, newly developed analyses, and an option to connect with the Unity Genomics module. The company’s customer base has recently grown with the addition of Troya Tohum, Tierra Seed Science and Erma Zaden.

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Phenome One 2.0 - Plant Breeding Management and Analytics

We were looking for software that can support a large amount of breeding data, be simple and intuitive to use, with rich analytical capabilities. We chose Phenome Networks.

Phenome Networks, a software-as-a-service plant breeding management and analytics software provider, announced the availability, beginning May 31st, of its next-generation Phenome One software.

The new version of Phenome One solidifies Phenome Networks’ lead in the plant breeding market, through a novel user interface supporting a simple and intuitive breeding workflow based on years of experience with plant breeders; faster performance; the ability to customize field design, and more. The new version of Phenome One, Phenome One 2.0, is seamlessly integrated with Phenome’s genomics module Unity, enabling managing and analyzing both phenotypic and genotypic data, as well as conducting QTL and GWAS analyses.

Additionally, the company announced new customers selecting its products, including Troya Tohum of Turkey, Tierra Seed Science of India and Erma Zaden of Israel.

“Plant breeding is at the core of what we do at Troya Tohum; we were looking for software that can support a large amount of breeding data, be simple and intuitive to use, and that can provide us with rich analytical capabilities that will help us make better and faster breeding” said Erdem Sirin, Breeder at Troya Tohum. “After checking other options in the market, we became convinced that Phenome One is the best plant breeding software on the market”.

Phenome One’s Breeding Process Management software supports all stages of the breeding process, including germplasm development and pedigrees, designing of breeding fields, manage selections, crosses and observations. Using the system, breeders are able to load their current and historical data, establish and design new breeding trials and fields, collect data from the field to the system using an Android mobile application, and analyze it statistically. Phenome One also scans the data and provides new insights and findings on the data.

Additional features in the new release are faster data uploads, enhanced user security and privilege management, better handling of trait inheritance and more.

The new version also makes it simpler to comply with the Nagoya Protocol that requires tracking and tracing germplasm (genetic material) coming from different countries and sources.

The company also announced that a new and revolutionary module of Phenome One, code-named Crossing Recommendations Tool, is planned for release in Q3 2015. It uses machine learning and an advanced algorithm to support the breeder in making better decisions, and will pinpoint promising selections and crosses that could lead to new and better varieties. In many cases these varieties could not be identified otherwise, mainly because of limitations in the number of physical experiments that can be conducted.

About Phenome Networks
Phenome Networks Ltd. (http://www.phenome-networks.com) provides a state of the art bio-informatics platform that organizes the wealth of genotype-to-phenotype data generated in the plant breeding process and genetic research in commercial companies and academic institutes. The platform allows extracting knowledge and insights that accelerate plant breeding. The burst of genotyping technologies in recent years has the potential to transform the way traditional breeding is conducted. The company’s strategy is to supply novel statistical methods and algorithms to assist its customers in coping with these changes and translating big data problems into smart decisions.

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