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CHOCOLATE GENOME MAPPED

30 December 2010 No Comment

The cacao tree behind the world’s finest chocolate has had its genome mapped, say a team of researchers from around the world. The genes of an ancient cocoa tree found in the mountains of Belize – specifically, the Criollo variety of Theobroma cacao – are expected to lead to new ways to protect the plants against disease and improve the productivity of cacao growers.

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