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In this week's Nature, a team of Chinese scientists presents the genome sequence of Apostasia shenzhenica, a self-pollinating orchid species from southeast China that represents one of two genera that form a sister lineage to the rest of the orchid species. The investigators find evidence of a whole-genome duplication shared by all orchids and occurring shortly before their divergence. They also compared A.

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