TSUKUBA, Japan, Feb 9 – Caught off guard by the recent announcement that Myriad Genetics and Syngenta had sequenced all 12 chromosomes in the rice genome, the international consortium of public rice researchers said Friday it would accelerate its effort to produce a complete sequence as quickly as possible.

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