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Sun Locus for Optimizing Tomato Shape
TS-014845 — Discovery of the DNA sequence of the sun locus responsible for determining fruit shape, enabling breeders to rapidly introgress the locus via classical crosses in processing, fresh market, and specialty tomato varieties
Tomato processing is critical in the production of mass produced tomato pastes, tomato sauces, tomato juices, and ketchups among other products. Elongated or square tomatoes are highly sought out for processing needs as this shape of tomato will not roll off conveyor belts and is more structurally…
  • College: College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES)
  • Inventors: van der Knaap, Esther
  • Licensing Officer: Dahlman, Jason "Jay"

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