Navigation Links
Stress-tolerant tomato relative sequenced
Date:7/28/2014

The genome of Solanum pennellii, a wild relative of the domestic tomato, has been published by an international group of researchers including the labs headed by Professors Neelima Sinha and Julin Maloof at the UC Davis Department of Plant Biology. The new genome information may help breeders produce tastier, more stress-tolerant tomatoes.

The work, published July 27 in the journal Nature Genetics, was lead by Bjrn Usadel and colleagues at Aachen University in Germany. The UC Davis labs carried out work on the transcriptome of S. pennellii the RNA molecules that are transcribed from DNA and then translated into proteins messages written from DNA and taken to other parts of the cell to tell it what to do. Analyzing the RNA transcriptome shows which genes are active under different circumstances. The UC Davis team published a paper last year comparing the RNA transcripts of domestic tomato and three wild relatives, including S. pennellii.

S. pennellii is inedible, but it can be interbred with domestic tomatoes to introduce useful traits, such as drought resistance. Using the new genome data, the researchers found genes related to dehydration resistance, fruit development and fruit ripening. They also found genes that contribute to volatile compounds related to fruit scent and flavor.


'/>"/>

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Nineteen Tomato varieties evaluated under organic guidelines
2. Tomato turf wars: Benign bug bests salmonella; tomato eaters win
3. Increasing sugar concentration in tomato juice
4. Stink bug traps may increase damage to tomato fruits
5. Genetic discovery points the way to much bigger yields in tomato, other flowering food plants
6. High tunnel, open-field production systems compared for lettuce, tomato
7. Soy and tomato combo may be effective in preventing prostate cancer
8. Organic tomatoes accumulate more vitamin C, sugars than conventionally grown fruit
9. Discovery may lead to new tomato varieties with vintage flavor and quality
10. How sweet it is: Tomato researchers discover link between ripening, color and taste
11. OU scientists and international team deciper the genetic code of the tomato
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Stress-tolerant tomato relative sequenced
(Date:3/21/2016)... March 22, 2016 Unique ... passcodes for superior security   ... provider of secure digital communications services, today announced it ... and offer enterprise customers, particularly those in the Financial ... and voice authentication within a mobile app, alongside, and ...
(Date:3/17/2016)... ABI Research, the leader in transformative ... market will reach more than $30 billion by ... Consumer electronics, particularly smartphones, continue to boost the ... reach two billion shipments by 2021 at a ... Research Analyst at ABI Research. "Surveillance is also ...
(Date:3/15/2016)... 15, 2016 Yissum Research Development Company ... company of the Hebrew University, announced today the formation ... technology of various human biological indicators. Neteera Technologies has ... from private investors. ... detection of electromagnetic emissions from sweat ducts, enables reliable ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... Scientists at two major ... to experience improved survival as surgery patients who are younger. Surviving Mesothelioma has just ... article. , Doctors at Duke and Stanford Universities analyzed data from the Surveillance, ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... , ... May 31, 2016 , ... The Academy of ... Museum that will be on display Memorial Day through Labor Day 2016. Bill Chaffee’s ... and Clark Chaffee. , Bill Chaffee won first place for Senior Scale Model ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... PBI-Gordon Corporation is pleased to announce Dave Loecke has accepted ... career with PBI-Gordon, Dave has served in a wide variety of roles. His most ... and launch of many of PBI-Gordon’s most successful products. , “Dave has been essential ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... At present, the Biotech sphere is ... know that volatility is what makes this industry interesting to ... Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: SNTA ), CTI BioPharma Corp. ... LPTN ), and Heat Biologics Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX ... alerts for these stocks at: http://www.activewallst.com/register/ ...
Breaking Biology Technology: