TGC sequences genomes of domesticated tomato & its wild ancestor
TGC: Tomato Genome Consortium
TGC has sequenced the genomes of the domesticated tomato and its wild ancestor, ‘Solanum pimpinellifolium’.
How this sequencing can benefit us?
The genome sequencing will:
- Lower costs and speed up efforts to improve the worldwide tomato production
- Make it more potent to fight pests & pathogens,
- Increase its endurance to drought and diseases affecting the vegetable
About Tomato Genome Consortium:
- Tomato Genome Consortium (TGC) is a group of more than 300 scientists from 14 countries- India,UK, US,China, Belgium, France, Germany, Japan, Israel, Italy, Korea, Spain, Argentina,and the Netherlands. The group came into existence during a scientific conference organized in 2003 in Washington, DC.