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JGI Discloses Plants to Be Sequenced as Part of DOE's Bioenergy Project

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - The US Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute has identified more than 40 plants whose genomes will be sequenced as part of its goal to help develop cost-effective cellulose-based ethanol, the DOE said today.
 
As GenomeWeb News reported last week, the DOE published a roadmap disclosing areas of research to develop cellulose-based ethanol as an alternative fuel.
 
Some of the plants the JGI selected include switchgrass, cassava, cotton, and the oyster mushroom. The genomes of these organisms would be sequenced and characterized as part of the Community Sequencing Program.
 
The information will ultimately be available to the scientific community, JGI said.
 
The full list of the sequencing projects is available here.
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