Disassembly of the fruit cell wall by the ripening-associated polygalacturonase and expansin influences tomato cracking

Crop genetics: Keeping tomato skins together Researchers in the USA reveal a link between cell wall composition and splitting skin in ripe tomatoes, known as cracking. To unravel the mechanism behind cracking, a team led by Elizabeth Mitcham of the University of California, Davis, compared wild-type...

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Main Authors: Fangling Jiang, Alfonso Lopez, Shinjae Jeon, Sergio Tonetto de Freitas, Qinghui Yu, Zhen Wu, John M. Labavitch, Shengke Tian, Ann L. T. Powell, Elizabeth Mitcham
Format: Article
Published: Nature Publishing Group 2019-02-01
Series:Horticulture Research
Online Access:https://doi.org/10.1038/s41438-018-0105-3