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Genome Sequence Sheds New Light on How Plants Evolved Nitrogen-fixing Symbioses


November 16, 2011

a medicago plant The genome of Medicago, a close relative of alfalfa and a long-established model for the study of legume biology, has been sequenced by an international team of scientists, capturing around 94 percent of its genes. The research gives new insights into the evolution of nitrogen-fixing symbioses. The scientists also found more resistance genes than in any other plant genome to date. Full Story

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