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Wild tomato genome sequence could help improve stress tolerance of domestic tomatoes

The genome of a inedible wild tomato (Solanum pennellii) has been published in Nature Genetics, and it is hoped that it may prove useful in improving certain traits, such as drought tolerance and taste, in domestic strains of tomato.

 

Journal Reference: Anthony Bolger et al. The genome of the stress-tolerant wild tomato species Solanum pennelliiNature Genetics, 2014; DOI: 10.1038/ng.3046

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