UBC Researchers Developing a Sunflower Reference Genome | GenomeWeb

At 3.5 gigabases, the sunflower genome dwarfs that of maize, mouse, and even human. While its size is certainly an issue, researchers working to sequence the sunflower genome face even larger challenges.

Speaking at the seventh annual US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute User Meeting held in Walnut Creek, Calif., in March, the University of British Columbia's Loren Rieseberg discussed his group's efforts toward developing a reference genome for sunflower.

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