Coffee Gene Sequencing
Brazil presented the creation of a database with more than 200,000 sequences from 32 thousand genes identified from coffee. This is the first genetic sequencing of coffee to have been carried out. This will enable plant breeders to develop a “super coffee”, capable of adapting to a variety of climates. Moreover, taste, aroma, and caffeine concentration may be altered. Brazil does not disallow international partnerships with those seeking to have access to the database, as the patents would remain Brazilian.
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