Researchers led by Andrew Paterson at the University of Georgia are making the cotton genome publicly available, according to a press release at USAgNet. As part of the US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute's Community Sequencing Program, researchers from seven countries sequenced Gossypium raimondii in part with next-gen sequencers.

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