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Scientists Report First Complete DNA Sequence Of Plant Chromosomes

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December 16, 1999
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Scientists involved in an international effort to sequence the entire genome of Arabidopsis thaliana have reported the first complete DNA sequence of a plant chromosome in the December 16, 1999, issue of the journal Nature. The results provide new information about chromosome structure, evolution, intracellular signaling and disease resistance in plants.

Scientists involved in an international effort to sequence the entire genome of Arabidopsis thaliana have reported the first complete DNA sequence of a plant chromosome in the December 16, 1999, issue of the journal Nature. The results provide new information about chromosome structure, evolution, intracellular signaling and disease resistance in plants. The research conducted by U.S. participants was funded in large part by the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Energy.


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