After more than a decade of work, an international team of scientists has publicly released the peach genome sequence, the first genome completed for crops in the rose family.


This genetic roadmap will provide breeders with the location of traits, such as enhanced flavor and disease resistance, making variety development more economical.


The peach genome information is housed at Washington State University on the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded Genome Database for Rosaceae—http://www.rosaceae.org.


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