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A taste of pineapple evolution through genome sequencing

The genome sequence assembly of the highly heterozygous Ananas comosus and its varieties is an impressive technical achievement. The sequence opens the door to a greater understanding of pineapple morphology and evolution.

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Figure 1: Phylogenetic tree showing the key position occupied by pineapple for the evolutionary studies of grasses.

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Xu, Q., Liu, ZJ. A taste of pineapple evolution through genome sequencing. Nat Genet 47, 1374–1376 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3450

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