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A two-for-one in tomato nutritional enhancement

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Plant antioxidant phytonutrients produced by the terpenoid and phenylpropanoid pathways have been increased simultaneously for the first time, creating an extra-nutritious tomato.

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Figure 1: Control of multiple 'independent' pathways for phytonutrient production in tomato by fruit-specific downregulation of a negative regulator of photomorphogenesis.

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