PerspectivePlant Genetics

A Tomato Gene Weighs In

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Science  07 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5476, pp. 71-72
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5476.71

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What makes some people big and others small--obviously our genes, but which ones? Working out the complex of genes that control such quantitative traits in animals and plants is one of the big challenges facing geneticists. In his Perspective, Doebley discusses new results that identify the fw2.2 gene as one of the genes determining fruit size in the tomato ( Frary et al.).