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

@article{Powell2012UniformRE,
  title={Uniform ripening Encodes a Golden 2-like Transcription Factor Regulating Tomato Fruit Chloroplast Development},
  author={Ann L.T. Powell and Cuong V. Nguyen and Theresa A. Hill and KaLai Lam Cheng and Rosa Figueroa-Balderas and Hakan Aktaş and Hamid Ashrafi and Clara Pons and Rafael Fern{\'a}ndez-Mu{\~n}oz and Ariel R. Vicente and Javier Lopez-Baltazar and Cornelius S. Barry and Yongsheng Liu and Roger T. Chetelat and Antonio Granell and Allen Van Deynze and James J. Giovannoni and Alan B. Bennett},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={336},
  pages={1711 - 1715}
}
Pretty or Sweet The grocery-store tomato that looks beautiful but tastes like tart cardboard arises from selection processes favoring phenotypes that make commercial production more reliable. Significant in that selection process was a mutation that reduced the mottled color variations of unripe green tomatoes, leaving them a uniform, pale, green. Powell et al. (p. 1711) analyzed the molecular biology of the mutation. The uniform ripening mutation turns out to disable a transcription factor… 

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