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2007-09-28 12:00:00

PARIS -- Critics who praise the "complexity" of red Burgundy and Champagne are on target. A team of French and Italian researchers has mapped the genome of the pinot noir grape, used to make bubbly and many red wines from France's Burgundy region and around the world - and it has about 30,000 genes in its DNA. That's more than the human genome, which contains some 20,000 to 25,000 genes. The team published its findings in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature, saying it identified the nearly...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin