Examining Potatoes’ Past Could Improve Spuds of the Future

Examining Potatoes’ Past Could Improve Spuds of the Future

Contact(s): Layne CameronRobin Buell

The old adage of looking to the past to understand the future certainly applies to improving potatoes.

Examining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped spuds adapt over thousands of years. The study appears in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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