illycaffè and Lavazza release DNA sequence of Arabica coffee

An illycaffè and Lavazza-led partnership has released the first full genome sequence for Coffea arabica, which aims to prepare the coffee industry for climate change and improve the quality of coffee available. World Coffee Research has made the genome sequence publicly available here. The sequence is the result of the Coffea arabica Genome Sequencing Project. illycaffe and Lavazza conducted the study with Istituto di Genomica Applicata, IGA Technology Services, DNA Analytica, and the universities of Trieste, Udine, Padova, and Verona. 
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