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Stress-tolerant tomato relative sequenced
July 28, 2014
The genome of Solanum pennellii, a wild relative of the domestic tomato, has been published by an international group of researchers including labs at the University of California, Davis, Department of Plant Biology. The new genome information may help breeders produce tastier, more stress-tolerant tomatoes.
University of California, Davis
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