Darwin Tree of Life Project team are sequencing the mistletoe genome

Press/Media: Research


Dr Twyford's team are using the PacBio Sequel IIe System to attempt to sequence the complex genome of the mistletoe.

Period17 Dec 2020

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Media coverage

  • TitleSecrets of mistletoe to be uncovered by Scottish scientists
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Scotsman
    Media typePrint
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionEdinburgh scientists are set to be the first to sequence mistletoe’s genome – the sum total of its entire DNA – which is more than 40 times the size of the human genome.
    PersonsAlex Twyford