A Review on Potential Application of CRISPR/Cas Systems in the Improvement of the Growth Habits and Fruit Quality of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) in Vietnam

Tong Van Hai 1 , Trinh Thi Thu Thuy 1 , Phan Thi Hien 1 , Chu Duc Ha 2 , La Viet Hong 3 , Tran Van Tien 4 and Nguyen Quoc Trung 1

1Faculty of Biotechnology, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Hanoi 131000, Vietnam
2Faculty of Agricultural Technology, University of Engineering and Technology, Vietnam National University of Hanoi, Hanoi 155400, Vietnam
3Faculty of Biology - Agricultural technology, Hanoi Pedagogical University 2, Vinh Phuc 283000, Vietnam
4National Academy of Public Administration, Hanoi 115000, Vietnam
Received: Aug 16, 2021 /
Revised: Mar 30, 2022 /
Published: Mar 30, 2022

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Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is known as the most important vegetable crop that is widely cultivated throughout the world. Improvements of the growth, development, and productivity have become core strategies for the sustainable development of tomato in many countries. Here, we performed an intensive summary of recent applications of genome editing in customizing the growth habits and fruit quality in tomato plants. First, the advantages of genome editing, particularly CRISPR/Cas systems, were introduced. We then summarized all up-to-date studies related to the genome editing-based functional characterization of genes of interest in tomato with the aim of designing the growth habits and enhancing the fruit quality. Finally, we discussed the potential applications of this promising tool in tomato breeding programs in Vietnam. Taken together, our review has provided a wide view for further studies towards improving the growth, development, and productivity of tomato in Vietnam.

Keywords: Tomato, genome editing, CRISPR/Cas, growth habits, fruit quality

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Hai, T., Thuy, T., Hien, P., Ha, C., Hong, L., Tien, T., & Trung, N. (2022). A Review on Potential Application of CRISPR/Cas Systems in the Improvement of the Growth Habits and Fruit Quality of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) in Vietnam. Vietnam Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 5(1), 1424-1433. https://doi.org/10.31817/vjas.2022.5.1.09


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