Plant genomics. A bunch of trouble.

  title={Plant genomics. A bunch of trouble.},
  author={David Grimm},
  volume={322 5904},
1046 C R E D IT : D E V O N B O W M A N 2001 was supposed to be the year of the banana. That summer, a handful of researchers gathered in a small room at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, Virginia, to form a consortium to sequence the fruit. Scientists had just deciphered the genome of Arabidopsis, with the rice genome close behind, and the banana community desperately wanted to be next. A new strain of soil fungus was threatening the commercial banana, and the community… CONTINUE READING