NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute has sequenced and analyzed the genome of Laccaria bicolor, a fungus that forms a beneficial symbiosis with trees.
Eddy Rubin, JGI director, said in a statement that the Laccaria genome sequence will help the research community “develop faster-growing trees for producing more biomass that can be converted to fuels, and for trees capable of capturing more carbon from the atmosphere."

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