In Genome Biology, researchers from China, the UK, and elsewhere sequenced the genome of the fig wasp, an obligate symbiont, that also pollinates the fig plant. The team sampled genomic DNA over time from fig-pollinating Ceratosolen solmsi wasps following inoculation of three fig trees in China, generating sequences that were used to assemble a fig wasp genome.

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