Friday, September 5, 2014

Scientists sequenc and publish the coffee genome, researchers have sequenced the genome of Coffea canephor

Together, these species comprise one of the world's most treasured agricultural commodities, and are the starting materials for what is arguably the most highly prized beverage on Earth. Caffeine, after all, is far and away humanity's favorite psychoactive drug, and coffee is the vehicle by which most of us consume it – to the tune of roughly 2.25-billion cups a day.


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