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Peach genome offers insights into breeding strategies for biofuels crops

Rapidly growing trees like poplars and willows are candidate «biofuel crops» from which it is expected that cellulosic ethanol and higher energy content fuels can be efficiently extracted. Domesticating these crops requires a deep understanding of tree physiology and genetics. Scientists are turning to fruit trees for hints, leading to an international initiative, including DOE Joint Genome Institute researchers, publishing the 265-million base genome of the Lovell variety of Prunus persica in …

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-03/dgi…

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