SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb Daily News) – Researchers at the Plant and Animal Genome meeting here provided updates on crop genome sequencing, resequencing, and other projects, many of which were aimed at providing resources to breeders.

In particular, researchers focused on plants of nutritional or industrial importance and traits like carotenoid levels, oil production, and disease resistance that could enhance that could be harnessed to improve the value of those crops.

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