Brachypodium distachyon genome published in Nature

The International Brachypodium Initiative describes the genome sequence of Brachypodium distachyon, a wild grass. The consortium suggests that their genome sequence, along with the grass' rapid life cycle and ease of cultivation, will help brachy to become a model system for the development of novel energy sources and food crops.

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