An article on Discovery News yesterday announced that scientists have sequenced the genome of the pepper plant. The report states:
The new genome, detailed today (March 3) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could pave the way for even more mouth-numbingly hot peppers.
“The findings will provide foundation for further developing molecular makers and research on related pepper agronomy traits, and help breeders accelerate the research of new breeds by molecular biology techniques,” said study co-author Cheng Qin, a researcher at Sichuan Agricultural University in China.
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