Bioscience

Analysis of the chocolate genome could lead to improved crops and products

September 16, 2010

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: ScienceDaily] – The sequencing and analysis of the genome for the Criollo variety of the cacao tree, generally considered to produce the world’s finest chocolate, was completed by an international team led by Claire Lanaud of CIRAD, France, with Mark Guiltinan of Penn State, and included scientists from 18 other institutions.

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