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Sequencing of barley genome achieves new milestone


August 25, 2015

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Barley, a widely grown cereal grain commonly used to make beer and other alcoholic beverages, possesses a large and highly repetitive genome that is difficult to fully sequence. Now, a team led by scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has reached a new milestone in its work, begun in 2000, on sequencing the barley genome. The researchers have sequenced large portions of the genome that together contain nearly two-thirds of all barley genes.Full Story

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