By Andrea Anderson

SAN DIEGO (GenomeWeb News) – Members of the International Coffee Genome Sequencing Consortium expect to finish sequencing and assembling the coffee genome sometime this year, attendees heard at the Plant and Animal Genome conference here this week.

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