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Genome of wheat ancestor sequenced

Sequencing the bread wheat genome has long been considered an almost insurmountable task, due to its enormous size and complexity. Yet it is vitally important for the global food supply, providing more than 20 percent of ...

dateNov 15, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Arabica coffee genome sequenced

The first public genome sequence for Coffea arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production, was released today by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

dateJan 13, 2017 in Biotechnology
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All in the family: Focused genomic comparisons

Found in microbial communities around the world, Aspergillus fungi are pathogens, decomposers, and important sources of biotechnologically-important enzymes. Each Aspergillus species is known to contain more than 250 carbohydrate ...

dateJan 11, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Genome size affects whether plants become invasive

A University of Rhode Island scientist who studies the invasive plant Phragmites was part of an international research team that found that the most significant factor in determining whether a plant will become invasive is ...

dateJan 08, 2018 in Ecology
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