Coast Redwood and Giant Sequoia Mega-Genomes Sequenced, May Help Fight Effects of Climate Change

9/16/2019; 2 minutes

Scientists, including from UC Davis, have successfully sequenced the coast redwood and giant sequoia genomes, completing the first major milestone of a five-year project to develop the tools necessary to study these forests' genomic diversity. Over the past 150 years, 95 percent of the ancient coast redwood range and about one-third of the giant sequoia range have been logged. If diversity has declined, it could leave the redwoods vulnerable to drought, fire and other stressors related to climate change. (#35170)

 

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