All the Plants

Plant scientists aim to sequence 10,000 organisms, including representatives from each major plant clade and some eukaryotic microbes, ScienceInsider reports. Researchers gathered to discuss the effort at a workshop hosted by BGI and the China National Genebank that coincided with the International Botanical Congress, it adds.

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