Researchers have completed a pan-genome of all cultivated tomato breeds, uncovering thousands of unknown genes that ...

It's no secret that tomatoes plucked from the supermarket aisles just aren't as tasty as those sitting in a roadside stall, fresh off the farm. That difference is due to tomato growers selecting for genes that help the fruit survive the long journey, sacrificing taste in the process. To find taste genes that could be spliced back into commercial crops, researchers have now complied a pan-genome of all cultivated and related wild tomato species, uncovering almost 5,000 previously-unknown genes.

Continue Reading Long-lost "tasty genes" could soon be spliced back into store-bought tomatoes

Category: Biology