Citrus genome analysis suggests need for genetic diversity

June 10, 2014 11:39 AM

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Citrus genome analysis suggests need for genetic diversity

Citrus fruits evolved over millions of years, but they could be in danger from a lack of genetic diversity. (Photo : Public domain image by Petr Kratochvil)

University of Florida researchers have analyzed genome sequences of 10 species of citrus fruit for the first time in history, leading to a call for genetic diversity.

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