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NEW YORK – A new basmati rice genome assembly using nanopore sequencing reads gives insight into the crop's origins. 

Oryza sativa is a key agricultural crop that provides about 20 percent of people's caloric intake, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. While O. sativa is typically split into two major varieties — japonica and indica — two other genetically distinct variety groups — aus/circum-aus and aromatic/circum-basmati — have recently been recognized.

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