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Due to the advancements in the biotechnology, there have been many transgenic vegetables and fruits that have surfaced. Scientists claim that these regenerated vegetables and fruits are more nutritious and tastier. Although there have been a lot of opposition to it, the fact cannot be denied that DNA study has revolutionized this industry.
Now scientists come have come up with a new breakthrough which could mean bigger, tastier and colorful tomatoes in the near future. This all is now possible as the scientists have cracked the genetic code of the fruit. The genome sequence is expected to lead to more abundant, tastier, and nutritious tomatoes. What is more profound is the fact that it would also benefit other crops. There are many other fruits like Strawberries, apples, melons, bananas and other fleshy fruits that share a number of traits of tomato.
According to researcher Dr. James Giovannoni, from Cornell University in New York, "Tomato genetics underlies the potential for improved taste every supermarket shopper desires. The genome sequence will help solve this and many other issues in tomato production and quality". However, the researchers also emphasis that understanding the genome is a just a start point and there has to be an in-depth research into the fruit for further advancements.