Solanum tuberosum (SolTub_3.0)

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. It belongs to the Solanaceae, a diverse family of agriculturally important species, including tomato, eggplant, pepper, tobacco, and petunia. The potato genome consists of 12 chromosomes and has a (haploid) length of approximately 840 Mb, making it a medium-sized plant genome. While many potato lines are tetraploid, this sequenced accession corresponds to homozygous diploid line (double haploid) S. tuberosum phureja DM1-3 516 R44.

Taxonomy ID 4113

Data source Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium

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Genome assembly: SolTub_3.0

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Other cultivars

This species has data on 1 additional cultivars. View list of cultivars

Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

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