Genetics (Video)

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

Sept. 16, 2019

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. Series: "UCTV Prime" [Science] [Show ID: 35170]

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