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JGI Assists in Development of Sphagnum Genomic Resources

Sphagnum’s impact on global carbon cycling and climate is estimated to be larger than any other single plant genus. Researchers estimate that Sphagnum (a type of peat moss) holds about 25 percent of the world’s soil carbon. Enabled by the Joint Genome Institute’s Community Science Program, researchers are developing a number of resources to build up Sphagnum as a plant model system focused on carbon cycling studies, rather than for food or fuel applications. More>

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