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The genomic floral language of rose

Nature Geneticsvolume 50pages770771 (2018) | Download Citation


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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  1. State Forestry Administration Key Laboratory of Orchid Conservation and Utilization, College of Landscape Architecture, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China

    • Qing Xu
    •  & Zhong-Jian Liu
  2. State Forestry Administration Key Laboratory of Orchid Conservation and Utilization, The Orchid Conservation and Research Center of Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China

    • Qing Xu
    •  & Zhong-Jian Liu


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