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#1  Postby Macdoc » Dec 25, 2019 5:06 pm

Maybe a new strain that will grow in our tropical setting ....

A new tomato ideal for urban gardens and even outer space

When three specific genetic mutations are combined and tuned just right, scientists can turn tomato plants into extremely compact bushes ideal for urban agriculture. Just two of these mutations (insert, left) shortens the normally vine-like plants to grow in a field, but all three (insert, right) causes their fruits to bunch like grapes. Researchers cut away the plant’s leaves for a clearer view of the new tomatoes.

Monday, 23 December 2019

Farmers could soon be growing tomatoes bunched like grapes in a storage unit, on the roof of a skyscraper, or even in space. That’s if a clutch of new gene-edited crops prove as fruitful as the first batch.


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https://www.cshl.edu/a-new-tomato-ideal ... ter-space/
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