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The genomes of both the woodland strawberry and the cacao tree have come out in Nature Genetics. Florida's Kevin Folta and his colleagues sequenced the strawberry genome to 39x coverage using the Roche 454, Illumina Solexa, and Life Technologies SOLiD platforms. The authors note that the strawberry genome is the smallest plant genome to have been sequenced, other than that of Arabidopsis.

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