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Protecting the origins of coffee to safeguard its future

Global demand for coffee is constantly rising while the security of its production is increasingly threatened by disease and a changing climate. Is the genetic diversity of coffee in Ethiopia, its site of origin, robust enough to provide solutions to these challenges?

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Mehrabi, Z., Lashermes, P. Protecting the origins of coffee to safeguard its future. Nature Plants 3, 16209 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2016.209

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