- Author: Kat Kerlin
Reposted from UC Davis news
Scientists have successfully sequenced the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes, completing the first major milestone of a five-year project to develop the tools necessary to study these forests' genomic diversity. The research partners, composed of the University of California, Davis, Johns Hopkins University and the Save the Redwoods League, are making the data publicly available today.
The coast redwood genome is now the second-largest ever sequenced at nearly nine times the size of the human genome. The...