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Genes That Control Tomato Shapes are Discovered
March 13, 2008
Crop scientists have cloned a gene that controls the shape of tomatoes, a discovery that could help unravel the mystery behind the huge shape differences among edible fruits and vegetables, as well as provide new insight into mechanisms of plant development.
Ohio State University
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