Chocolate Trees

Searching For Witches’ Broom Disease Of The Chocolate Tree

A team of scientists initiated the Witches’ Broom Genome Project, with the long-term aim of developing a cure for witches’ broom disease.

In the early 1900s, Brazil was the world’s largest producer of cocoa. Chocolate trees (Theobroma cacao) were cultivated in a 800, 000 ha…
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