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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, a group of Chinese investigators publish the genomic sequences of 446 geographically diverse versions of the wild rice species Oryza rufipogon, the immediate ancestral progenitor of cultivated rice, and from more than 1,000 varieties of cultivated rice to create a comprehensive map of rice genome variation.

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