An international research team featuring the James Hutton Institute has shed further light on the evolution and biology of potato as a genetically complex global food crop.
Most commercially grown potato varieties are tetraploids, which means they possess four sets of chromosomes. Potato varieties that are diploid – with just two sets of chromosomes – are less complex to breed and have the potential to revolutionise future potato breeding and production.
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