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New Commercial Tomato Panel Release by AgriPlex Genomics

Cleveland, Ohio (June 28, 2023)

AgriPlex Genomics has released a new Commercial Tomato Panel, an extension of their Fresh Market Tomato Panel, designed by a consortium of leading

tomato breeders and geneticists. The new panel has 1039 markers that span across all 12 tomato chromosomes and can be utilized for both commercial processing and fresh tomato studies and breeding.

Marker selection for the new panel was conducted by Dr. Tong Geon of the University of Florida with contributions from Professor David Francis of The Ohio State University. The additional markers added to the Commercial Panel were derived from genotypic datasets of diverse cultivated tomato inbreds, wide accessions, and their segregating populations. The average distance between adjacent markers is 0.7725 Mbp, and the average number of markers per chromosome is 87.

The panel contains 384 trait-associated markers, including those for major cellular structure proteins, photosynthesis, disease resistance to fusarium, late blight resistance, and Verticillium wilt resistance protein.

“AgriPlex’s ongoing work with consortia has proven beneficial to our customers,” said Scott Weigel, CCO of AgriPlex Genomics. “This new panel is one of many in development.”

About AgriPlex Genomics

AgriPlex Genomics was established in 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio, to develop a targeted sequencing and genotyping platform for large populations that is accessible and affordable. Our multiplexed, Next-Generation PlexSeq platform provides simultaneous analysis of specific loci (25-5,000) in any number of DNA samples. PlexSeq supports plant and animal breeders by

greatly improving throughput and efficiency while significantly reducing costs. AgriPlex Genomics partners with plant and animal breeders from the industry, academia, government, and non-government organizations to provide crucial genotype data for the development of healthier and more productive crops and livestock.

Learn more about AgriPlex Genomics at


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