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Getting more out of nature: Genetic toolkit finds new maximum for crop yields


November 2, 2014

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientists have found a new way to dramatically increase crop yields. The team has discovered a set of gene variations that boost fruit production in the tomato plant by as much as 100 percent. Plant breeders will be able to combine different gene variants to create an optimal plant architecture for particular varieties and growing conditions. The set will enable farmers to maximize yield in tomatoes and potentially other flowering plants.Full Story

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