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Plant biology

The first harvest of crop genes

Draft sequences of the rice genome have been produced by two groups. The drafts will be an invaluable resource for research on the genomes of other plants, the cereals in particular.

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Figure 1: Progress in plant-genome sequencing.


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Bevan, M. The first harvest of crop genes. Nature 416, 590–591 (2002).

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