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New Ways to ID Disease-resistant Genes Could Protect Our Chocolate Supply

News   Dec 09, 2019 | Original story from Penn State University

 
New Ways to ID Disease-resistant Genes Could Protect Our Chocolate Supply

A pod rot called black pod, caused by the fungus Phytophthora, spreads rapidly on cacao bean pods under conditions of excessive rain and humidity, insufficient sunshine, and low temperatures. It is a major disease limiting cacao production. Credit: Andrew Fister, Penn State.

 
 
 

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