NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The genome of a moss species could help tell the tale of how some plants moved from aquatic environs and began to dwell on land, and also could help facilitate basic research of biofuels, according to a new study from the Joint Genome Institute and around 40 other partnering institutions.
 

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