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Genetic discovery points the way to much bigger yields in tomato, other flowering food plants


December 18, 2013

image of tomatoes Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers announced that they have determined a way to dramatically increase tomato production. Their research has revealed a genetic mechanism for hybrid vigor, a property of plant breeding that has long been exploited to boost yield. Teasing out the hidden subtleties of a type of hybrid vigor involving just one gene has provided the scientists with means to extend the length of time that specific tomato varieties can produce flowers. Full Story

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