NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute has released an enhanced version of its comparative plant genomics web portal aimed at supporting research into agriculture, biofuel, feed, and fiber research.

The updated Phytozome.net portal is designed to serve as a hub for plant genomics information, and now has 14 plant genomes available for researchers to view, JGI said late last week.

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