Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research
Project Number: 6090-21000-051-01
Start Date: Jan 01, 2013
End Date: Dec 31, 2014
Identify, locate (GPS), describe and collect cacao tree leaf samples from as many agro-ecologically diverse locations on the island of Puerto Rico. Using standard morphological descriptors as well as a panel of ~100 SNP genetic molecular markers, characterize sampled cacao populations. Identify unique germplasm and graft trees for inclusion into germplasm collection.