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Grain of truth

Gregory A Petsko

Author Affiliations

Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, USA

Genome Biology 2002, 3:comment1007-comment1007.2  doi:10.1186/gb-2002-3-5-comment1007

Published: 25 April 2002

Three billion people depend on rice for the greater part of their daily caloric intake. The announcement in early April that two groups had completed draft genome sequences of two closely related subspecies of rice made the front pages of newspapers worldwide.