NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A mycorrhizal fungus species known for forming mutually beneficial interactions with plant roots has lost fewer metabolic genes than might be expected in an obligate symbiont, a genome sequencing study online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests.

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The New York Times reports on a project to develop a tree DNA database to uncover illegal logging.

In PLOS this week: links between gut microbiome and colorectal cancer mutations, targeted sequencing uncovers genetic susceptibilities to epilepsy in Koreans, and more.

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