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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
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Recordings reveal that plants make ultrasonic squeals when stressed

Although it has been revealed in recent years that plants are capable of seeing, hearing and smelling, they are still usually thought of as silent. But now, for the first time, they have been recorded making airborne sounds when stressed, which researchers say could open up a new field of precision agriculture where farmers listen for water-starved crops.

Dec 07, 2019 by Adam Vaughan via NewScientist
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