Genome Assembly of the Diploid Self Compatible Potato Cultivar Solyntus

Richard Finkers*, Ate van der Burg, Menno ter Maat, N.H.M. van Lieshout, M.P.W. van Kaauwen, G. Esselink, Fernanda A. de F. Guedes, P. Lindhout, Michiel de Vries, R.G.F. Visser

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The potato is one of the most important food crops worldwide. Improvements to its traits can therefore have a major impact. Reading the genome structure of the potato is extremely tricky, however, as a regular potato consists of four genomes, which makes it difficult to determine the position of the genes. The recent research applied a diploid real potato plant with only one genome, a so-called homozygote, which makes it easier to read and compare the DNA base sequence. This line, Solyntus, was produced as part of Solynta’s hybrid potato breeding programme.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2020
EventPlant and Animal Genome Conference - San Diego, United States
Duration: 11 Jan 202015 Jan 2020


ConferencePlant and Animal Genome Conference
Abbreviated titlePAG
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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