This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, members of an international team led by investigators in China and Mexico report on findings from a genome sequencing study of pepper plants. The group did whole-genome sequencing and de novo genome assembly for a cultivated Capsicum annuum accession from China and for the pepper's wild progenitor plant, known as Chiltepin.

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