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Fine-tuning dosage of mutant genes unleashes long-trapped yield potential in tomato plant

May 18, 2017

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A team of plant geneticists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has demonstrated how bringing together beneficial traits in agricultural breeding can have negative consequences. They discovered and dissected a case of negative epistasis in a variety of the tomato plant. But they also showed how to exploit this knowledge to derive untapped yield potential from the plant.Full Story

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