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2011-04-04 20:44:18

Although the apple genome has already been sequenced, it can still take years for an apple breeder to see the first actual piece of fruit on a tree. That's why University of Illinois plant molecular geneticist Schuyler Korban jumped at the chance to help sequence the genome of the woodland strawberry "“ a close relative of the apple that blooms in a mere 15 weeks, making his work much more efficient."The woodland strawberry is a good surrogate system for genetic studies of other fruits...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.