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Genome sequence of model organism fruit fly reported

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Genome sequence of model organism fruit fly reported

Organisms such as the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, have been crucial for identifying the functions of human genes. In 2000, a consortium of scientists released a substantially complete fruit fly genome sequence, obtained using several different but complementary sequencing strategies. Groups at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory contributed about 25 percent of the sequence, as well as highly detailed genetic maps and a mapped scaffold of partial sequence. Dr. Craig Venter and colleagues at Celera Genomics contributed about 3 million random sequences and computational expertise to assemble the results.
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