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      Species name: Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Berton)
      Overview
    Stevia rebaudiana is an herbaceous perennial shrub native to Paraguay and Brazil. The species is widely cultivated its leaves, which contain steviol glycosides that have 300 times the sweetness of sugar. Stevia has become increasingly popular as a natural sweetener since it is non-caloric and has minimal effects on blood glucose levels. The species is genetically diploid, with a gametophytic chromosome number of 11. However, its genome size is currently unknown.
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      Images of Stevia rebaudiana
      
      Figure 1: Stevia rebaudiana foliage. Photo by Ethel Aardvark; licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.
      
      Figure 2: Stevia rebaudiana flowers. Photo by Ethel Aardvark; licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.
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    We generated the EST library described above, which we are using to determine the distribution of whole genome duplications in the Compositae.
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