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Tomato Genome Fully Sequenced

May 30, 2012

image of the cover of Nature magazine 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. Full Story

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