Professor Stephen Stack and a group of CSU researchers were part of an international team that could enhance production for the $2 billion tomato industry.

Tomatoes could be reengineered to get tastier and survive droughts and pests now that a CSU professor’s team and some 300 other scientists from around the globe have sequenced the crop’s DNA.

CSU Professor Stephen Stack and lab members Lindsay Shearer, Lorinda Anderson, Song-Bin Chang, and Suzanne Royer in the Department of Biology are part of the Tomato Genome Consortium that includes scientists from 14 countries. The TGC –sequenced the tomato genome and wrote the cover story describing the results of a decade of work that appears in the journal Nature this week.

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