Genetic engineering of glycinebetaine synthesis in tomato protects seeds, plants, and flowers from chilling damage.

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Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) plants, which normally do not accumulate glycinebetaine (GB), are susceptible to chilling stress. Exposure to temperatures below 10 degrees C causes various injuries and greatly decreases fruit set in most cultivars. We have transformed tomato (cv. Moneymaker) with a chloroplast-targeted codA gene of Arthrobacter… (More)

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@article{Park2004GeneticEO, title={Genetic engineering of glycinebetaine synthesis in tomato protects seeds, plants, and flowers from chilling damage.}, author={Eung-Jun Park and Zoran Jekni{\'c} and Atsushi Sakamoto and Jeanine M. Denoma and Raweewan Yuwansiri and Norio Murata and Tony H. H. Chen}, journal={The Plant journal : for cell and molecular biology}, year={2004}, volume={40 4}, pages={474-87} }