NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators in Australia, China, Canada, France, and the US has sequenced and started analyzing the genome of the canola plant Brassica napus, an oilseed source descended from a hybridization event between B. rapa and B. oleracea plants that occurred some 7,500 years ago.

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