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Tomato Genome Fully Sequenced
May 30, 2012
For the first time, the genome of the tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, has been decoded. It becomes an important step toward improving yield, nutrition, disease resistance, taste and color of the tomato and other crops.
Boyce Thompson Institute
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