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Coffee genome sequence could lead to development of new coffee varieties

Coffee is said to be as one of the most important crops in the world, not just because it forms an essential part of the working day for many us, but also economically, with an amazing 2.25 billion cups estimated as being consumed every day. It is therefore not surprising that an international group of scientists, coordinated by researchers from IRD, the CEA (Genoscope), CIRAD, the...
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Coffee genome sheds light on the evolution of caffeine

The newly sequenced genome of the coffee plant has revealed secrets about the evolution of caffeine.  The scientists who completed the project say the sequences and positions of genes in the coffee plant show that they evolved independently from genes with similar functions in tea and chocolate, which also make caffeine.  In other words, coffee did not inherit caffeine-linked...
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