Is global warming affecting your wine? Genetic sequencing could lead to new varieties of climate-tolerant grape

It may not be as pressing a concern as rising sea levels, but there are fears global warming could affect the quality of wine.
Now, scientists have produced a high-quality draft genome sequence of cabernet sauvignon - the world's most popular red wine grape variety.
And it could be used to breed new vines that are more resilient in the heat, ensuring good wine keeps flowing.
WHY USE CABARNET SAUVIGNON? Cabernet sauvignon is only thought to date to the 17th century, when cabernet franc and sauvignon blanc varieties were crossed to produce cabernet sauvignon, and today it can be found growing... read more

17 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 37
Source: Daily Mail

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