Rounsley, S., Lin, X., Ketchum, K. A.
Large-scale Sequencing of Plant Genomes
Curr Opin Plant Biol. 1998 Apr 01; 1(2): 136-41.
The large number of ESTs generated for Arabidopsis and rice in recent years now act as an important complement to whole genome sequencing projects. The Arabidopsis Genome Initiative has begun a coordinated effort to sequence the entire genome and, as a result, increasing numbers of large sequence entries can be found in the public databases. In addition, the mitochondrial genome of Arabidopsis has been completely sequenced. Genome sequencing studies and the public sequence databases have begun to influence the direction of diverse areas of research from physiology to evolution.