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Science  05 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5698, pp. 951
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5698.951b

Sequencing an organism's genome not only provides insight into the organization and function of its genes, but the data can help researchers plumb the genomes of its close relatives. That's the premise behind Gramene, a database that allows scientists to compare genetic information for nine species of agriculturally important grasses. Visitors can use the completed rice genome as a guide for analyzing species whose genomes aren't finished, such as wheat, millet, sorghum, and oats. The site's tools allow users to construct gene maps and compare them across species and to search for particular DNA sequences.

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