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USDA-Funded Research Leads to Initial Draft of the Loblolly Pine Genome

Date: 2013/01/11 08:20:00 US/Eastern
Link: http://www.nifa.usda.gov/newsroom/news/2013news/01111_loblolly_genome.html
Description: Researchers at the University of California-Davis, with funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), today released the initial draft genome sequence of the loblolly pine, an important conifer species that is used as a feedstock for biofuels and can aid in climate change mitigation. The announcement was made at the 2013 Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego, California.


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