Mars funds research project to decode cocoa tree's genome

06/25/2008 | BBC · NYTimes.com · Wall Street Journal, The

Mars will collaborate with the USDA and IBM for the Chocolate Genome Project, which aims to decipher the genetic structure of the cocoa tree. The five-year project is expected to aid breeding programs and "ultimately improve [cocoa] trees, yield higher quality cocoa and increase income for farmers," a Mars official said. The public would have free access to data from the research through the Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture.

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