Plying With Plonk: Pinot Noir Genome Sheds Light on Flavor, Health Effects of Red Wines | GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — A consortium of French and Italian researchers has sequenced the genome of a wine grape variety and found that it carries additional copies of genes linked to flavor, aroma, as well as the compound found in red wine believed to confer good health.
The draft sequence by the Public Consortium for Grapevine Genome Characterization hints at how vintners cultivated their crops for these desired phenotypes as far back as the Stone Age.

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