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Submission + - Pine Tree is Largest Genome Ever Sequenced (

sciencehabit writes: Using a single pollinated pine seed, researchers have sequenced the entire genome of the loblolly pine tree--and it's a doozy. The tree's genome is largest ver sequenced: 22.18 billion base pairs, more than seven times longer than the human genome. The team found that 82% of the genome was made up of duplicated segments, compared with just 25% in humans. The researchers also identified genes responsible for important traits such as disease resistance, wood formation, and stress response.
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Pine Tree is Largest Genome Ever Sequenced

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