G2P-SOL project (http://www.g2p-sol.eu/) 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.
G2P-SOL is a global research alliance bringing together the main European and International repositories or so called ‘genebanks’ hosting germplasm of the four major Solanaceous crops.
G2P-SOL will first generate a ‘genetic blueprint’ of the accessions of potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants stored in genebanks worldwide and catalogue their genetic diversity and extent of duplication. Secondly, based on this catalogue G2P-SOL will form ‘core collections’, composed of a manageable number of representative accessions for each species, which will be extensively characterized in order to understand the characters and genes stored in the global gene pools.
This information will be accessible to end-users (breeders, farmers associations) on an open access platform enabling them to use the most promising groups of accessions in their daily work. The project’s internal and external exchange of genetic materials will adhere to the provisions of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing.
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.