Linking genetics resources, genomes and phenotypes of solanaceous crops​


G2P-SOL aims at bringing into full fruition the seeds from tens of thousands of genetic accessions of the four major Solanaceous food crops (potato, tomato, pepper and eggplant) that are stored in ‘genebanks’ worldwide.
Understanding and utilising this genetic diversity is key to the sustainability of agriculture in the face of a changing environment and the appearance of new pests. This is currently hampered by the scarce publicly available information on the variability of collections preserved in different genebanks.

In order to raise awareness of the available diversity and stimulate its usage in breeding programmes G2P-SOL wants to make all the genetic material that is presently stored in genebanks available to the general public, scientists and breeders.
“Genetic diversity is most efficiently preserved when the germplasm is well-characterized, widely available and employed in agricultural practice. Thus, scientists, breeders and farmers need to become familiar with the tools used to preserve, catalogue and assess the germplasm, using publicly accessible information on its diversity and associating it with phenotypes and agronomic traits”. 

Prof. Giovanni Giuliano from ENEA and coordinator of G2P-SOL explains the underpinning concept of the project.

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Watch the full G2P-SOL project clip here
Dr. Yaniv Semel from Phenome networks introduces the G2P-SOL gateway.                                 

Dr. Glenn Bryan from James Hutton Institute gives insights on the generation and analysis of phenomic and genomic data and their linkage with genebanks.           


Prof. Dani Zamir from Hebrew University of Jerusalem shares his thoughts on defining and maintaining genetic pools for crop improvement.                    


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The G2P-SOL project (Title: Linking genetic resources, genomes and phenotypes of Solanaceous crops) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 677379.