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Title: Better chocolate through genomics

Author
item Schnell Ii, Raymond
item Tondo, Cecile
item Kuhn, David
item Livingstone, Donald
item Royaert, Stefan
item Motamayor, Juan - Mars, Inc.

Submitted to: Popular Publication
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/3/2011
Publication Date: 1/21/2011
Citation: Schnell Ii, R.J., Tondo, C.L., Kuhn, D.N., Livingstone, D., Royaert, S.E., Motamayor, J.C. 2011. Better chocolate through genomics. Popular Publication. 1.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Theobroma cacao, the cacao or chocolate tree, is a tropical understory tree whose seeds are used to make chocolate. And like any important crop, cacao is the subject of much research. On September 15, 2010, scientists publicly released a preliminary sequence of the cacao genome--which contains all of the tree's hereditary information. This marked a milestone in the scientific understanding of this crop.