Earlier this year, draft sequences of the two main subspecies of cultivated rice, Oryza sativa, were published (see Scientists crack rice code). The new results detail the complete sequences of rice chromosomes 1 and 4, with an accurate readout of the positioning of genes in rice DNA.
The authors say their analyses show how crucial 'finished' genome sequences are to academic researchers.
Link to Nature news story
Link to 'The genome sequence and structure of rice chromosome 1'
Link to 'Sequence and analysis of rice chromosome 4'
Reference: Nature, 21 November 2002
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