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Potato genome almost deciphered

March 2020

Researchers from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and the Solynta company have published the most complete genome sequence for potatoes ever. What is unique is that the scientists make both the sequence and the plant material (under certain conditions) available for research. In the future, for example, this knowledge may result in a potato that is more resistant to heat or drought, or more resistant to disease.

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