Press Release: Sweet Orange Genome Published at

Roche and the University of Florida just yesterday in a press release that researchers from the International Citrus Genomics Consortium have made the genomes of Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) and Clementine Mandarin (Citrus clementina) available on

This project was funded in part by the Florida Citrus Production Research Advisory Council (a precursor to the Citrus Research and Development Foundation). is a project of the DOE JGI and the Center for Integrative Genomes.

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