Uluisik, Selman and Chapman, Natalie H. and Smith, Rebecca and Poole, Mervin and Adams, Gary and Gillis, Richard B. and Besong, Tabot D. and Sheldon, Judith and Stiegelmeyer, Suzy and Perez, Laura and Samsulrizi, Narul and Wang, Duoduo and Fisk, Ian D. and Yang, Ni and Baxter, Charles and Rickett, Daniel and Fray, Rupert and Blanco-Ulate, Barbara and Powell, Ann L.T. and Harding, Stephen E. and Craigon, Jim and Rose, Jocelyn K.C. and Fich, Eric A. and Sun, Li and Domozych, David S. and Fraser, Paul D. and Tucker, Gregory A. and Grierson, Don and Seymour, Graham B.
Genetic improvement of tomato by targeted control of fruit softening.
Controlling the rate of softening to extend shelf life was a key target for researchers engineering genetically modified (GM) tomatoes in the 1990s, but only modest improvements were achieved. Hybrids grown nowadays contain 'non-ripening mutations' that slow ripening and improve shelf life, but adversely affect flavor and color. We report substantial, targeted control of tomato softening, without affecting other aspects of ripening, by silencing a gene encoding a pectate lyase.
||agricultural genetics, molecular engineering in plants
||University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Science > School of Biosciences
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