An international team presents findings from a genome and transcriptome sequencing study of the Mesoamerican common bean, Phaseolus vulgaris. The researchers used a combination of sequencing technologies to put together an almost 550-million-base genome assembly for P. vulgaris, roughly one-third of which was made up of repeats.

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