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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, Umea University researchers report the draft assembly of the Norway spruce genome sequence, marking the first such milestone for any gymnosperm. Despite the size of its genome, the number of well-supported genes of the tree is similar to the much smaller genome of Arabidopsis thaliana, and they found no evidence of recent whole-genome duplication in the gymnosperm lineage.

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