PerspectivePlant Genetics

A Tomato Gene Weighs In

See allHide authors and affiliations

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

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution

Summary

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.).