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Discovery may lead to new tomato varieties with vintage flavor and quality

Davis, California, USA
October 2014

A recent discovery could make more tomatoes taste like heirloom varieties, reports an international research team headed by a, UC Davis, plant scientist. This finding has significant implications for the U.S. tomato industry, which annually harvest more than 15 million tons of fruit for processing and fresh market sales.

Additional details can be found at: http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=10281

Uniform ripening Encodes a Golden 2-like Transcription Factor Regulating Tomato Fruit Chloroplast Development

Powell, A.L.T et al., Science Magazine 2012

Contact: Ann Powell alpowell@ucdavis.edu

Updated: October 5, 2014

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