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Mar 29, 2010

Heterosis & One Gene = High Yields & Sweetness for Tomatoes

On 29 March 2010, Nature Genetics published a a study in Israel on how one single gene in tomatoes is responsible for the "sweet" taste in tomatoes.

For more see:  Bashyam, Hema. "Single gene dramatically boosts yield, sweetness in tomato hybrids, Israeli study finds." Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, News Release, 29 March 2010.

Krieger, Uri, Zachary B. Lippman and Dani Zamir.“The flowering gene single flower truss drives heterosis for yield in tomato” Nature Genetics, 28 March 2010.

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