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    Default Are pines more advanced than humans?

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/680929.htm

    Scientists have sequenced the genome of a loblolly pine, which has 22 billion base pairs. The human genome only has 3 billion base pairs. The pine's genome is the largest ever sequenced.

    A different type of technology (genome assembly) was used to read the conifer's DNA, since the information is so expansive.

    Questions:

    Are pines indeed more genetically complex than humans?

    How can we utilize the genetic information of a pine tree?

    What other projects could potentially require genome assembly?

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