CONSORTIUM for the sequencing of Vanilla planifolia - « VANISEQ » project

This consortium aims at providing genomic resources and data in order to better understand the genetic of Vanilla planifolia.

Vanilla is a very popular flavoring material. Of the approximately 110 Vanilla species (Orchidaceae, monocot) that have been identified, only two are important in terms of commerce and cultivation; V. planifolia Andrews and V. tahitensis JW Moore. Among these, V. planifolia is the most valued for its flavor qualities and is therefore widely cultivated and used for the production of food additives.

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