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Chinese Academy of Sciences researchers map DNA methylation in dozens of soybean accessions, searching for epigenetic variants contributing to crop domestication and improvement. The team did whole-genome bisulfite sequencing and whole-genome resequencing on representatives from nine wild soybean, 12 landrace, and 24 cultivar groups, identifying more than 5,400 differentially methylated regions that appeared to correspond to soybean domestication and improvement.

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