NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The Museum of Natural History in Venice, Italy, and the University of California at Berkeley plan to sequence portions of 1,200 fungi species and build a database of their genetic information.
 
Matteo Garbelotto, an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley, said the studies, which will use the Museum’s 28,000-sample fungi archive, will aid other research areas such as forestry, agriculture, and those trying to diagnose plant diseases.
 

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