Gene Transfer Process Generates Seedless Summer Days

produce seedless fruits.

According to Li, poor pollination is a major cause of incomplete and undersized fruits for tomatoes and many other fruit crops. In addition to having a more appealing taste, Li said the seedless tomatoes contain between 50 to 100 percent higher solids.

"High solid contents of tomatoes are desirable and economically beneficial to the tomato processing industry," Li said. "Our technique can reduce the yield-loss problem caused by poor pollination."

Li said the same gene transfer process can be used to produce seedless cucumbers, cherries green peppers and eggplants.


Contact: Yi Li
(785) 532-6360
Kansas State University

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