Contact: Cristy Gelling
Genetics Society of America
Caption: Conifers are the predominant members of the 300 million year old Gymnosperm clade. Conifers are also distinguished by their leviathan genomes. The reference genome sequence of Loblolly pine is published in the March issue of the journal GENETICS, published by the Genetics Society of America. Its 22-Gb genome size, makes it the largest genome sequenced and assembled to date.
Credit: Dr. Ronald Billings, Texas A&M Forest Service, firstname.lastname@example.org
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