Potato 2.0: Reinventing potato as a diploid hybrid-inbred crop
Potato is the most widely grown vegetable crop in the world and yet the most commonly grown potato variety in the US is over 100 years old. One factor limiting genetic gain in potato in the US and Europe is that it's a highly heterozygous clonal autotetraploid. There is global interest in converting potato to a diploid inbred-hybrid crop to allow breeders to take advantage of essential technologies like inbreeding, introgression, and heterosis and providing the option for propagation through botanical seed rather than seed tubers.
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