Location: Subtropical Horticulture Research
Project Number: 6038-21000-023-01-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 6, 2008
End Date: Aug 6, 2013
The primary goal of this project is to use the most advanced techniques available to sequence, assemble, annotate, and curate the cacao genome.
The cacao sequencing project will be organized and coordinated from the Miami lab using various vendors and collaborating partners. The project has two sub-objectives that will be accomplished over the next five years. First, the entire genome sequence of Matina 1-6 will be generated using a combination of various sequencing strategies. The annotated genome sequence will be deposited in a publicly available database. Second, an integrated web-based relational database will be developed, and curated.