NEW YORK (GenomeWeb Daily News) – Even though Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains are less genetically diverse than strains belonging to the related wild yeast Saccharomyces paradoxus in terms of SNP content, S. cerevisiae genomes exhibit more diversity in terms of copy-number variation and the presence and absence of genes, according to a study published in Molecular Biology and Evolution.

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