About Theobroma cacao
Theobroma cacao (cacao or chocolate tree) is a neotropical plant native to Amazonian rainforests. It is now cultivated in over 50 countries. A member of Malvaceae family, its beans are harvested from pods for use as the food chocolate, in confections and cosmetics. Cacao is a diploid species (2n=2x=20) with a relatively small genome (from 411 Mb to 494 Mb). This is the genome assembly and annotation of the Matina 1-6 cultivar, which belongs to the most cultivated cacao type worldwide.
Taxonomy ID 3641
Data source Cacao Genome Consortium
Genome assembly: Theobroma_cacao_20110822
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This species has data on 1 additional cultivars. View list of cultivars
What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.
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What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.
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What can I find? Short sequence variants.
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