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Genome sequence of the olive tree, Olea europaea

OPEN GigaScience | 28 Jun 2016

F Cruz, I Julca, J Gómez-Garrido, D Loska, M Marcet-Houben, E Cano, B Galán, L Frias, P Ribeca, S Derdak, M Gut, M Sánchez-Fernández, JL García, IG Gut, P Vargas, TS Alioto and T Gabaldón
Abstract
The Mediterranean olive tree (Olea europaea subsp. europaea) was one of the first trees to be domesticated and is currently of major agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region as the source of olive oil. The molecular bases underlying the phenotypic differences among domesticated cultivars, or between domesticated olive trees and their wild relatives, remain poorly understood. Both wild and cultivated olive trees have 46 chromosomes (2n).
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Fruit, Olive leaf, Oleaceae, Greece, Olive oil, Mediterranean climate, Mediterranean Basin, Olive
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