Researchers with Philip Morris International's R&D branch sequenced and started analyzing the genomes of two South American plants whose ancestors are believed to have donated Nicotiana tabacum's maternal and paternal genomes: the woodland tobacco species N. sylvestris and another diploid species called N. tomentosiformis. The team also tracked down tens of thousands of expressed N. sylvestris and N.

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