This article is part of a special issue on plant genomics.
Open access to tree genomes: the path to a better forest
1 Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
2 Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
3 Center for Computational Biology, McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Genome Biology 2013, 14:120 doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-6-120Published: 24 June 2013
An open-access culture and a well-developed comparative-genomics infrastructure must be developed in forest trees to derive the full potential of genome sequencing in this diverse group of plants that are the dominant species in much of the earth's terrestrial ecosystems.