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A breeding consortium to realize the potential of hybrid diploid potato for food security

Hybrid diploid breeding is a radical innovation that promises to revolutionize breeding practices in potato, the world’s third-largest food crop. Yet concerted efforts are needed to ensure this innovation can be harnessed for food security.

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Acknowledgements

This article is a result of the research project Responsible Innovation in Dutch Potato Breeding (MVI-14-007), funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), which falls under the responsibility of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. Additional funding came from the Solynta Company (Wageningen) and the Kramp Group BV (Varsseveld), the Netherlands.

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Beumer, K., Stemerding, D. A breeding consortium to realize the potential of hybrid diploid potato for food security. Nat. Plants (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-021-01035-4

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