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Gene switch underlying tomato fruit size and domestication

225 views Author: newseditor Tomato breeding has resulted in cultivars with increased fruit size relative to the wild ancestor Solanum pimpinellifolium. Mutations in the fasciated ( fas) and locule number ( lc) genes have been shown to underpin extreme fruit size in cultivated tomatoes-a feature largely determined by the number of seed compartments in mature fruits.

Mar 26, 2020 by newseditor
Botany & Horticulture Blogs
Targeting herpes using CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing

266 views Author: newseditor In a first, scientists use gene editing to disrupt both latent and active herpes virus in human cells The herpes simplex virus, commonly known as the cold sore virus, is a devious microbe. It enters the body through regions lined with mucous membranes-mouth, nose and genitals-but quickly establishes lifelong viral hideouts inside nerve cells.

Jan 14, 2020 by newseditor
Science & Medicine News

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