Single gene dramatically boosts yield, sweetness in tomato hybrids

Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 20:21 in Biology & Nature

Giving tomato breeders and ketchup fans something to cheer about, scientists have identified a gene that pushes hybrid tomato plants to spectacularly increase yield. The yield-boosting power of this gene, which controls when plants make flowers, works in different varieties of tomato, and crucially, across a range of environmental conditions.

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