Keith Robison, lead senior scientist at Infinity Pharmaceuticals and Omics! Omics! blogger, loves citrus. In a recent post, he discusses his anticipation for the completion of the citrus genome project at the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute. “What I’d really like is to have the genetic blueprint for all those wonderful flavors…” Robison writes. “Imagine if you could have a whole series of clementine-like fruits, with the size and easy peeling characteristics but with the whole range of other citrus flavors and colors genetically grafted in ― cara cara clementines and blood clementines and ruby red clementines and perhaps even sweet lemontines and key clemenlimes,” he muses.
For the Love of Kumquats
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