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    University of Illinois plant biology professor Ray Ming, left, graduate student Robert VanBuren and their colleagues sequenced the sacred lotus genome.

    University of Illinois plant biology professor Ray Ming, left, graduate student Robert VanBuren and their colleagues sequenced the sacred lotus genome.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      University of Illinois plant biology professor Ray Ming, left, graduate student Robert VanBuren and their colleagues sequenced the sacred lotus genome.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Of all the plants sequenced so far - and there are dozens - sacred lotus bears the closest resemblance to the ancestor of all eudicots, a group of flowering plants that includes apple, cactus, coffee, cotton, peanut, poplar, soybean, sunflower, tobacco and tomato.

      Photo by Jane Shen-Miller

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