Loblolly Pine Genome is Largest Ever Sequenced (image) Genetics Society of America Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.