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Coffee Genome Project (Adapting coffee cultivation to climate change)

 

The future of coffee cultivation lies in the capacity of coffee growers to face the climate changes and technological and economic changes that arise. The adequate use of technologies, together with other adaptation measures, will allow coffee growers to continue to produce coffee, thus, contributing to the economic and social development of our communities.

Coffee plant research through the use of modern high-throughput technologies is essential in order to develop improved varieties based on the knowledge of genes related to production, quality, flowering, and resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, among others. This project is led by Cenicafé and developed by BIOS in collaboration with Cornell University and Pacific BioSciences (PacBio).

Main goal
  • To obtain the complete genome sequence of coffee species Coffea arabica and C. eugenioides
Specific objectives
  • To assemble the complete genome of the species C. arabica obtained through PacBio massive sequencing technology.
  • To assemble the complete genome of the species C. eugenoides obtained through PacBio massive sequencing technology.
  • To annotate the complete gene set of the species C. arabica
  • To study the evolution of the species C. arabica through comparative genomics with the parental species C. canephora and C. eugeniodes.