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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

How to protect and improve chocolate

"Sequencing the cocoa genome is a significant scientific step that will allow more directed breeding of cocoa plants and perhaps even enhance the quality of cocoa, the key ingredient in chocolate," privately held Mars said in a statement.

In order to protect the cocoa bean and improve survival from diseases such as pest due to a higher disease resistance, MARS and IBM join together in exploring the cocoa genome.
"Sequencing the genomes of agriculture crops is a critical step if we want to better understand and improve a crop,"

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