publication . Article . 2016

Simple Sequence Repeat Analysis of Selected NSIC-registered Coffee Varieties in the Philippines

Daisy May C. Santos; Carla Francesca F. Besa; Angelo Joshua A. Victoria;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2016 Journal: Science Diliman (issn: 0115-7809, eissn: 2012-0818, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of the Philippines
Abstract
Coffee (Coffea sp.) is an important commercial crop worldwide. Three species of coffee are used as beverage, namely Coffea arabica, C. canephora, and C. liberica. Coffea arabica L. is the most cultivated among the three coffee species due to its taste quality, rich aroma, and low caffeine content. Despite its inferior taste and aroma, C. canephora Pierre ex A. Froehner, which has the highest caffeine content, is the second most widely cultivated because of its resistance to coffee diseases. On the other hand, C. liberica W.Bull ex Hierncomes is characterized by its very strong taste and flavor. The Philippines used to be a leading exporter of coffee until coffee...
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free text keywords: Coffea, NSIC-registered varieties, SSR, Science, Q, Science (General), Q1-390
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