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Study Uncovers a Molecular 'Maturation Clock' That Modulates Branching Architecture in Tomato Plants
December 22, 2011
The secret to pushing tomato plants to produce more fruit might not lie in an extra dose of Miracle-Gro. Instead, new research from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory suggests that an increase in fruit yield might be achieved by manipulating a molecular timer, or so-called "maturation clock," that determines the number of branches that make flowers, called inflorescences.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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