Improving the cacao genome and phytozome | 6/2/2013 | Staff
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In 2010, a draft first genome of Theobroma cacao—the tree that produces cacao beans—was released by a Mars, Inc.-led consortium through the Cacao Genome Database project. The genome sequence was assembled by the plant team at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

An updated reference genome for T. cacao has now been completed and released by HudsonAlpha scientists who, with the help of funding from Mars Wrigley. The annotated genome...
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