Peach Tree Genome Sequenced

With a history of extensive peach cultivation in Haysville and environs, many of our long time residents may be especially interested to learn that an international team of scientists has succeeded in sequencing the genome of the peach tree.

The specific tree chosen for sequencing was a Lovell variety peach in the Musser orchard near Clemson University.

In addition to aiding the cultivation of new variants of the peach, the peach genome will also be of substantial use to scientists working with other related species as disparate as apple, plum, strawberry, raspberry, even poplar and chestnut.

For more details, see Peach DNA Unraveled at the Clemson University website.

The genome was published online yesterday, and is available at the Genome Database for Rosaceae.

The Particular Peach Tree Chosen To Have Its Genome Sequenced - A Lovell Variety (Clemson University)

Published in: on April 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

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