About Solanum tuberosum
Solanum tuberosum (potato) is the worlds fourth most important food crop after rice, wheat and maize. Potatoes were first introduced outside the Andes four centuries ago, and it is estimated that by the year 2020 over two billion people will depend on it for food, feed, or income. The potato genome consists of 12 chromosomes and has a (haploid) length of approximately 840 Mbp, making it a medium-sized plant genome. Potato is the first Solanaceae genome to be sequenced and as such, is the first asterid genome, representing a major clade of eudicots. The Solanaceae are a diverse family of agriculturally important plant species, including tomato, eggplant, pepper, tobacco, and petunia.
What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.
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