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In what is considered a major step forward in biotechnology research, a group of 300 scientists from across the world, including India, have sequenced the genome of?



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Potato
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B
Tomato
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C
Brinjal
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D
Bell Pepper
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E
None of the above
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The correct option is B Tomato

The achievement is expected to lower the costs and speed up efforts to improve tomato production, making it better equipped to combat pests and pathogens, and to tolerate droughts. The ‘Tomato Genome Consortium’ was established after a scientific conference organised in 2003 in the U.S. Its members were drawn from the U.S., the U.K., China, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Israel, Spain, Argentina, and Belgium.


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