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Magazine Archives: Nov. 15, 2007

Scientists Unravel Grape Genome

Understanding grape DNA could lead to enhancing wine flavors and aromas
Lynn Alley
Issue: November 15, 2007


While we've studied the genetic code of human beings for years now, grapes have had to wait farther back in the DNA-mapping queue. But in August, the Web site of the journal Nature posted a study by Italian and French researchers who claim that they have cracked the genetic code of Vitis vinifera , the vine species that produces most of the world's winegrapes.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 18, 2007.


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