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Draft genome of the living fossil Ginkgo biloba

OPEN GigaScience | 23 Nov 2016

R Guan, Y Zhao, H Zhang, G Fan, X Liu, W Zhou, C Shi, J Wang, W Liu, X Liang, Y Fu, K Ma, L Zhao, F Zhang, Z Lu, SM Lee, X Xu, J Wang, H Yang, C Fu, S Ge and W Chen
Abstract
Ginkgo biloba L. (Ginkgoaceae) is one of the most distinctive plants. It possesses a suite of fascinating characteristics including a large genome, outstanding resistance/tolerance to abiotic and biotic stresses, and dioecious reproduction, making it an ideal model species for biological studies. However, the lack of a high-quality genome sequence has been an impediment to our understanding of its biology and evolution.
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Drosophila melanogaster, Life, Ginkgo biloba, Gene, Ginkgo, DNA, Organism, Biology
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