Study of structural variants in cacao genomes yields clues about plant diversity

Source: ScienceDaily

Molecular geneticists have known for about a decade that genomic structural variants can play important roles in the adaptation and speciation of both plants and animals, but their overall influence on the fitness of plant populations is poorly understood. That’s partly because accurate population-level identification of structural variants requires analysis of multiple high-quality genome assemblies, which are not widely available.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/08/210816161340.htm