Genetic marker for late blight expedites breeding

Media: Hortidaily

Scientists at the International Potato Center (CIP) have long been at the forefront of this trend, participating in the international group that published the first potato genome sequence in 2011. Thanks to recent breakthroughs involving the discovery of genes linked to important characteristics—from nutritional content to disease resistance—they have begun using genetic markers to speed up breeding for desired traits.

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