NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute on Friday said it plans to use the Community Sequencing Program in 2008 to focus its sequencing efforts on new plant and microbial targets that may be of use in developing alternative energies.
The sequencing targets JGI will take on in 2008 were chosen from 120 submissions and include the eucalyptus tree, foxtail millet, red algae, and “novel microbial communities,” the group said in a statement.

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