Researchers in Korea report on findings from a genome sequencing study of the wild flowering cherry tree species Prunus yedoensis, commonly known as the King cherry, that is found on Korea's Jeju Island. Using a combination of long- and short-read sequencing, the team came up with an almost 324 million base draft genome assembly for P. yedoensis that contained nearly 41,300 predicted protein-coding genes.

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