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Open access to tree genomes: the path to a better forest

David B Neale1*, Charles H Langley2, Steven L Salzberg3 and Jill L Wegrzyn1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

2 Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

3 Center for Computational Biology, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:120  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-6-120

Published: 24 June 2013

Abstract

An open-access culture and a well-developed comparative-genomics infrastructure must be developed in forest trees to derive the full potential of genome sequencing in this diverse group of plants that are the dominant species in much of the earth's terrestrial ecosystems.

Keywords:
Forest tree genome; Open access; Sequencing; Genomics; Database