Genetic Map of the bioenergy grass Miscanthus offers insight into grass evolution
Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Two new, independently produced chromosome maps of Miscanthus sinensis (an ornamental that likely is a parent of Miscanthus giganteus, a biofuels crop) are a first step toward sequencing the M. sinensis genome. The studies reveal how a new plant species with distinctive traits can arise as a result of chromosome duplications and fusions.
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