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The Amborella genome: an evolutionary reference for plant biology

Douglas E Soltis1, Victor A Albert23, Jim Leebens-Mack4, Jeffrey D Palmer5, Rod A Wing6, Claude W dePamphilis7, Hong Ma7, John E Carlson8, Naomi Altman9, Sangtae Kim10, P Kerr Wall7, Andrea Zuccolo6 and Pamela S Soltis11*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Botany and the Genetics Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

2 Joint Centre for Bioinformatics in Oslo, University of Oslo and Rikshospitalet HF, Blindern, NO-0316 Oslo, Norway

3 Department of Biological Sciences, University at Buffalo (SUNY), Buffalo, NY 14260-1300, USA

4 Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA

5 Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

6 Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA

7 Department of Biology, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, and the Institute of Molecular Evolutionary Genetics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

8 School of Forest Resources, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

9 Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

10 National Institute of Biological Resources, Incheon 404-170, Korea

11 Florida Museum of Natural History and the Genetics Institute, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA

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Genome Biology 2008, 9:402  doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-3-402

Published: 10 March 2008

Abstract

The nuclear genome sequence of Amborella trichopoda, the sister species to all other extant angiosperms, will be an exceptional resource for plant genomics.