NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international team led by Chinese investigators reported online yesterday in Nature Genetics that it has sequenced and started analyzing the draft genome of the wild South American cotton plant Gossypium raimondii, which is related to the commercially important cotton species G. hirsutum and G. barbadense.

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