China's BGI and Oregon State University are collaborating to sequence the genomes and transcriptomes of nine Phytophthora plant pathogens, the partners said this week.

The collaboration is part of a larger project between BGI and the Phytophthora Genus Sequencing Consortium, which aims to de novo sequence the genomes and analyze the transcriptomes of all known Phytophthora species, a total of about 150 genomes and 300 transcriptomes.

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