Plant blueprint

日期:2019-02-27 03:10:09 作者:祭怅 阅读:

LEADING botanists from the US have joined an international team trying to unravel the entire genetic blueprint of a plant. The American involvement in the sequencing of thale cress, Arabidopsis thaliana, has been made possible by a $12.7 million grant from the US government. “It doubles the amount of effort going into this,” says Mike Bevan, a plant geneticist at the John Innes Centre in Norwich, who chairs the committee coordinating the programme. Newcomers include the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York, and teams from Washington University in St Louis, Missouri,