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The genomic floral language of rose

Roses have held an attraction for people all over the world as ornamental plants. Now genome sequencing of the highly heterozygous Rosa chinensis and resequencing of major genotypes open the door to a greater understanding of rose evolutionary history and the regulatory mechanisms determining rose flower color and scent.

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Fig. 1: The history of the birth of modern roses.


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Xu, Q., Liu, ZJ. The genomic floral language of rose. Nat Genet 50, 770–771 (2018).

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