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DNA Sequencers to Go Bananas?

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Science  27 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5530, pp. 585-586
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5530.585a

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On 19 July, an international consortium announced that it hopes to sequence the entire banana genome, perhaps as early as 2006. The announcement of the multimillion-dollar effort has already raised the banana's public profile, but some plant scientists say the project won't bear much scientific fruit.