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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Some plants, especially angiosperms, have monstrously large genomes, posing a unique set of problems for which researchers conducting plant genomic studies have developed a number of clever solutions.

The average size of an angiosperm genome is about 6.2 gigabases, about twice the size of the human genome, Andrew Leitch, a professor of plant genetics at Queen Mary, University of London, noted, but the range of genome sizes is wide.

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Oct
23
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This webinar will illustrate how single-cell methylation sequencing can be applied to gain significant insight into epigenetic heterogeneity in disease states, advancing cancer research discoveries. 

Oct
31
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This webinar will provide an overview of how the Center for Applied Genomics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has optimized its next-generation sequencing (NGS) workflow using a combination of PerkinElmer's Sciclone automation technology and target capture chemistry from Twist Bioscience.