NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper appearing online today in PLoS ONE, a team of American researchers found that they could begin characterizing regulatory sequences in fruit flies by comparing parts of the small Drosophila genome with similar areas in the much larger genomes of fruit flies from the Tephritidae family. That, in turn, has the team touting the importance of evaluating big genomes.

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