Some of the varieties of peanuts from Brazil. Image: Fábio de Oliveira Freitas
Sequencing the peanut genome, peanuts? - life short science news

With the latest advances in genomic sequencing, researchers have succeeded to sequence the complex genome of peanuts.

This genetic analysis has revealed the evolutionary origin of the several varieties of cultivated peanut plants, and will give geneticists the necessary information to make peanut plants more resistant to disease and more productive.

Thus, while the characterization of the peanut plant genome has not been peanuts, the efforts have paid off and will provide the basis for breeding and improvement of peanut crops.

Read the full story: University of Georgia
Scientific publication: Nature Genetics