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Aug 28, 2010

ISAMA Italian Researchers Release Complete Apple Genome Sequence

The Golden Delicious apple genome in numbers.

13 billion of nuclotides sequenced

n = 17 the chromosome number of apple

742,3 millions of nucleotides the genome size

For more see:

Apple Genome Initiative, Istituto Agrario S. Michele all'Adige (IASMA) Research, News Release, 28 August 2010

Velasco, Riccardo et al.  "The genome of the domesticated apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.)," Nature Genetics (29 August 2010).

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