May 31, 2012, by Lindsay Brooke
Nottingham has played a key role in the genetic sequencing of the tomato genome. This international research project involving 14 different countries will help breeders produce new varieties of tasty tomatoes with higher concentrations of healthy nutrients. Knowing the tomato ‘book’ will also help develop tomatoes equipped to combat disease, drought and pathogens. The co-leaders of the UK research are Professor Graham Seymour from The University of Nottingham and Dr Gerard Bishop formally or Imperial College.
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