Sophie Watts, Michel McElroy, Zoë Migicovsky, Hugo Maassen, Robin van Velzen & Sean Myles
Published in Nature plants
Analysis of over 100 Cannabis samples quantified for terpene and cannabinoid content and genotyped for over 100,000 single nucleotide polymorphisms indicated that Sativa- and Indica-labelled samples were genetically indistinct on a genome-wide scale. Instead, we found that Cannabis labelling was associated with variation in a small number of terpenes whose concentrations are controlled by genetic variation at tandem arrays of terpene synthase genes.
Watts, S., McElroy, M., Migicovsky, Z., Maassen, H., van Velzen, R., & Myles, S. (2021). Cannabis labelling is associated with genetic variation in terpene synthase genes. Nature plants, 7(10), 1330-1334.