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Tea genome: How a single leaf can produce so many flavours

By RJ Whitehead

Despite tea’s immense cultural and economic significance, relatively little is known about the shrub behind the tea leaves. Yet news of the first mapping of the tea tree genome may help explain how tea leaves are so rich in antioxidants and caffeine,...

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How fruit's genes make everything seem peachy

By RJ Whitehead

Chinese scientists have uncovered how a peach appears “peachy” after identifying genes involved in 12 key qualities of the fruit, from hairiness of the skin to the tartness of the fruit. 

India-led team decodes genome sequence of the chickpea

'Scientific breakthrough'

India-led team decodes genome sequence of the chickpea

By RJ Whitehead

A global research project led by a Hyderabad institute claims to have sequenced 90 genomes of the chickpea, paving the way for improved grain yields, greater drought tolerance and enhanced genetic diversity.

Sweeter, more blight-resistant watermelon on the cards

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Sweeter, more blight-resistant watermelon on the cards

By RJ Whitehead

Evidence from a significant study now suggests that watermelon is a vital species for genetic research on account of its small genome size, and its diverse genetic mutants and variants. The findings also pave the way for research into genetic improvement...

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