CRISPR/Cas9 application in tomato breeding improvement: a review

Anh Phu Nam Bui


Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is an essential plant because of its social and economic importance. Therefore, research have been focusing on improving tomato production. The introduction of clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated proteins (CRISPR/Cas9) system provides unique opportunities to better understand the gene functions and to rapidly generate new tomato cultivars harboring desired traits such as disease resistance, better harvest quality and abiotic tolerance. This review aims to provide latest information about the application of CRISPR/Cas9 system on tomato breeding.

Keywords: CRISPR; Tomato breeding; Applied research

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