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Researchers Identify Genes that Give Marijuana its Flavor

University of British Columbia (UBC) scientists have scanned the genome of cannabis plants to find the genes responsible for giving various strains their lemony, skunky or earthy flavors, a finding that researchers call “an important step for the budding legal cannabis industry”. “The goal is to develop well-defined and highly-reproducible cannabis varieties”, said Jörg Bohlmann, a …

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Study: Marijuana Genetics Often Mislabeled

By Paul Armentano, NORML Strains of cannabis sativa or cannabis indica possess relatively few significant genetic differences and are often mislabeled by breeders, according to an evaluation of marijuana taxonomy published online last week in the journal PLOS ONE. Investigators from the University of Manitoba, the University of British Columbia, and Dalhousie University in Nova …

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