HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Here’s some science for you, Chilton County, and for everyone who likes a nice peach cobbler. Scientists at Huntsville’s HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have joined other international scientists to chart the genome of a peach. The benefits could include better peach trees and better biofuels for the future.
The International Peach Genome Initiative, including HudsonAlpha, published its draft peach genome in the March 24 issue of Nature Genetics. The goal was “primarily to provide a reference genome sequence to assist peach crop improvement,” HudsonAlpha researcher Jeremy Schmutz said in a statement.
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