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.

The EST sequences were obtained after Sanger sequencing, quality, contamination and vector removal from cDNA libraries from several coffee tissues. These sequences represent an essential resource for the understanding of the coffee genome and the discovery of genes of agronomic value such as those involved in production of the plant, resistance to diseases and pests, flowering, and cup quality. Link

The EST C. arabica sequences and Unigene assembly with SGN parameters can be also retrieved at the Solanaceae Genomics Network site at

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