This article has been clarified to emphasize the members of the intitiative who coordinated the effort.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international research group has published a draft genome of a Lovell peach variety of Prunus persica, researchers involved in the project said today.

The International Peach Genome Initiative (IPGI) has released online a high-quality draft with assembled scaffolds covering nearly 99 percent of the peach genome, the researchers said.

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