NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The first draft sequence of the potato genome is now available for public access, the Scottish Crops Research Institute said today.

The draft of the potato sequence was produced by the Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium, an international research team from 14 nations, with funding coming from the UK's Biotechnology and Biotechnology Sciences Research Council, the Potato Council, the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs, and the Scottish Rural Environment Research and Analysis Directorate.

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