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HortResearch s Releases 150,000 Apple ESTs

NEW YORK, March 21 (GenomeWeb News) - New Zealand's HortResearch plans to release 150,000 sequences of an apple genome, the company said yesterday.

 

The ESTs are being released through the GenBank database, which has already published 100,000 of them and plans to post 50,000 more in the next several weeks.

 

The sequences are the culmination of six years work, said HortResearch in a statement.

 

The data has already identified a key gene in apple color expression, according to Ian Ferguson, chief scientist of HortResearch.

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