Coffea arabica EST´s go public!


CENICAFE scientists published in GenBank a total of 41.985 Coffea arabica EST sequences. This is to date the largest deposit of sequences for this species, given that before this submission, there were roughly 2.000 sequences in public databases.

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The 23rd International Conference on Coffee Science – ASIC 2010


The 23rd International Conference on Coffee Science – ASIC 2010 will take place in Bali, Indonesia, from October 3rd to 8th, 2010. This major international conference has been organized for more than 40 years by ASIC, the unique scientific coffee association bringing together world-wide coffee specialists from the most important countries, industries, universities and research institutes as well as business sector.

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Hemileia vastatrix Genome Analysis


The coffee rust, Hemileia vastatrix, is the most damaging pathogen of coffee and is now present in every coffee producing region in the world, except Hawaii. As part of Cenicafe Genome project we are studying the genome of this pathogen and we are collaborating with scientists from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá in the annotation of the genome and transcriptome sequence. The lab heads at Universidad de los Andes in this project are Dr. Harold Castro at Department of Computational Engineering and Dr. Silvia Restrepo at The Mycology and Plant Pathology Laboratory (LAMFU).

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