NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Biotechnology, two teams describe efforts to sequence and characterize the genome of foxtail millet, Setaria italica, a crop plant in the grass family that's been proposed as a model organism owing to its relationship to the bioenergy candidate plant switchgrass, Panicum virgatum.

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