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Date: Sep 06, 2017

Project TOMRES – selection of fitter and higher yielding tomatoes under stress conditions The EU project TOMRES started in June 2017 under the leadership of the University Turin. Scientists in Bonn will identify tomato cultivars which can maintain high yield under reduced nutrient and water availability.

The TOMRES project consists of 25 partners from 10 countries and is coordinated by Prof Dr Andrea Schubert from the University of Turin.


Scientists from the University of Bonn will identify tomato cultivars which can grow under less fertilizers and water. Via optical sensors, the institute of phyto-medicine and horticultural science will analyse physiological changes in the plant leaves, which can be used to estimate the plant’s fitness. Furthermore, fruit quality and accumulation of important secondary metabolites will be analysed at the Institute of Nutritional and Food Sciences (Molecular Food Technology). Such efficient tomato cultivars are crucial for a resourceful and sustainable horticulture with delicious tomatoes.  


Further information about the project can be found here: https://www.uni-bonn.de/neues/wissenschaftler-wollen-sparsame-tomaten-zuechten

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