Whole genome sequencing

The achievement of high quality whole genome sequences and the availability of advanced genomics tools and resources on tomato and grapes create an unprecedented situation to explore the regulatory features underlying fruit development in a completely new way. Strikingly, interactions between the two research communities working on climacteric and non-climacteric fruit type have been weak and scarce so far. One of the objective of the COST Action is to narrow this gap and in this regard, compared to other research frameworks, COST offers the appropriate framework for the Action, because it will bring together research groups that are not used to interact. Such a framework will favor the rapprochement to take place between the two scientific communities and through combining studies and knowledge on the two fruit models in an unprecedented multidisciplinary approach it will expand our basic understanding of fruit development and hence will provide new leads towards improving fruit quality.