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

A team of plant geneticists at CSHL demonstrates how bringing together beneficial traits in agricultural breeding can have negative consequences. They discover and dissect a case of negative epistasis in a variety of the tomato plant. But they also show how to exploit this knowledge to derive untapped yield potential from the plant. They do so by cross-breeding specimens of the plant carrying different ‘dosages’ of gene variants responsible for positive and negative traits. …read more

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