The potato is one of the most important food crops in the world, but is difficult and slow to improve through breeding. However, there is now a method that can speed this up, and which makes new varieties available in seed form. This means that qualities such as resistance to disease could possibly be easier and quicker to cross in. But what are the consequences of this discovery? Sjaak Swart of the UG and his team are investigating this, in collaboration with the Rathenau Institute and Wageningen University.
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