NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A Cornell University-led team has sequenced and started analyzing the genome of the domestic house fly, Musca domestica, in the hopes of detecting genetic clues for dealing with the pest and pathogens it carries.

As they reported online today in Genome Biology, the researchers pooled genomic DNA from half a dozen female house flies, using it as a template to generate sequence reads that were then assembled into a 691 million base M. domestica genome.

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