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September 1st, 2010:

Two More In Progress Genomes

Sweet Cherry and Pear. (You have to scroll down to the bottom of the section, there are a lot of in-progress genomes out there.) Both being worked on by a group at Washington State that was also involved in the just published apple genome (although it looks like it will take a little longer for the sequence itself to come out). Pear is a close relative of apple, while sweet cherries are closely related to peaches, a species for which a truly excellent assembled genome has been released but remains unpublished (the opposite of the situation with apple at the moment).

I’d just like to add this is the first time I’ve been able to add new genomes to the list because someone involved in the genome sequencing projects pointed them out to me. This is an excellent development that I hope to see continue in the future!

More on the sweet cherry genome project.

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