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


December 18, 2013

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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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