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OU Scientists and International Team Decipher the Genetic Code of the Tomato


May 30, 2012

an image of tomatoes University of Oklahoma scientists and others from more than a dozen countries joined together to sequence the tomato genome and, ultimately, improve the nation's $2 billion tomato crop. The Tomato Genomics Consortium directed the research effort, which was supported in the United States by the National Science Foundation and the USDA's Agriculture Research Services. Full Story

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