The sweet potato and it´s evolutionary traces

The sweet potato is getting more and more popular in our local kitchen. The relationship to our normal potato is distant but nevertheless the usage of these two ingredients, like mashed or as fries, is quite similar. How astonishing complex the genome of the sweet potato is was revealed now in the journal Nature Plants by scientists from the Chenshan Botanical Garden (CSBG) in Shanghai, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) in Berlin, the Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology (SIPPE), the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology (MPIMP) in Potsdam and the Tai’an Academy of Agricultural Sciences (TAAS) in Shandong. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)