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Aug. 15, 2000


The Arabidopsis sequencing totals web site showed a dramatic jump yesterday
From 92.9% complete to 103.7% complete. TOTAL
The number of bases done is now 134,819kb which is a little larger than the
predicted size of 130 MB. I think this means that the Arabidopsis genome is
done or almost done. When I searched Entrez for new Arabidopsis entries in the
last few days, I found 186 genomic clones deposited on Aug. 10. Also on that
date 10,136 ESTs from developing seeds were deposited (Accession numbers
BE520155 – BE530290). Blast searches on the 15th identified 55 as P450 ESTs.
See the P450 sequences file at the bottom for a list by P450 sequence name or
By alphanumeric order of the accession numbers. These P450s are expressed in
developing seeds.

The Rice-Research.org administrator responded that placement of rice P450s on
the Cytochrome P450 Homepage constituted an open public forum and therefore
would meet the criteria set for presentation of data. I will send the necessary
forms through the University system for access to the rice genome.