Genome sequencing: Long reads for a short plant

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The genome of a tiny resurrection plant has been sequenced using PacBio's long-read single-molecule real-time sequencing technology, aiding the understanding of extreme desiccation tolerance. The genome contiguity is comparable to that of genomes sequenced using far more laborious approaches.

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Figure 1: Long-read single-molecule sequencing permits assembly of repetitive arrays of DNA sequence.


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Correspondence to Elizabeth A. Kellogg.

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