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Human Genome News, Nov. 1994; 6(4):15

Arabidopsis Report Issued

An ad hoc committee representing the community of Arabidopsis researchers met June 8-9 in Arlington, Virginia, to explore the feasibility of a large-scale, federally funded U.S. Arabidopsis thaliana genome project. The committee agreed that a project should begin as soon as possible and recommended continuing collaborations with participants in the Multinational Coordinated Arabidopsis Genome Research project, especially the European Community Arabidopsis genome sequencing program.

The group urged that funds be provided for the following:

  • Completion of the Arabidopsis physical-genetic map and creation of sequence-ready clone collections by 1997.
  • Pilot sequencing and technology-development projects with the goal of sequencing 10 Mb of Arabidopsis by 1999.
  • Pilot project scale-up and complete sequencing of the 100-Mb genome by 2004.

The committee's report has been posted on the Arabidopsis newsgroup (, with hard copies available from Machi Dilworth; National Science Foundation; 4201 Wilson Blvd., Rm. 685; Arlington, VA 22230 (703/306-1422, Fax: -0349, Internet:

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