By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature today, members of a large international consortium reported that they have sequenced a draft genome for the model legume Medicago truncatula, using it to explore the plant's evolutionary history and relationship with symbiotic soil bacteria, or "rhizobia," that reside in its specialized root nodules and help it fix nitrogen.

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