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Study Uncovers a Molecular 'Maturation Clock' That Modulates Branching Architecture in Tomato Plants

December 22, 2011

image of tomatoes on a vine 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. Full Story

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