This article has been updated from a previous version to clarify inaccurate information provided by the USDA and to include information provided by the Strawberry Genome Sequencing Consortium. The draft sequence of the strawberry has not yet been completed.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – An international consortium of scientists including researchers from the US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service are sequencing the genome of the woodland strawberry in a project funded in part by Roche Diagnostics.

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