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November 20th, 2015 / Genetic Literacy Project, US

thumb.aspxA a team of scientists has found the genetic mutation responsible for the red or yellow colour of the sugary date fruit. The discovery is part of the ongoing 100 dates! gene sequencing project at NYUAD. Thanks to a three-year collaboration between researchers in the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Syria, Tunisia, Qatar, Pakistan and the US, the team at NYUAD has analysed the genomic sequence of 62 varieties of date palms from 12 countries across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Read more