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From: High-resolution spatiotemporal transcriptome mapping of tomato fruit development and ripening

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High-resolution transcript mapping of genes associated with fruit quality traits. a, b Tissue- or cell-based expression images of representative genes associated with fruit softening (a) and flavor (b). c, d The expression of SlCHS-2 in the pericarp cell/tissue types (c) and seeds (d). Colored bars indicate mean RPM ± s.e.m. (n = 3 in c and 4 in d) in each cell/tissue type at each stage. Stages in c indicate 5 DPA, 10 DPA, 20 DPA, MG, Br, Pk, LR, and RR from left to right. e Expression cube showing the expression of SlCHS-2 and co-expressed genes. The names of structural and regulatory genes in the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway are shown in red. f Overview of flavonoid biosynthetic pathway. Structural genes identified as co-expressed with SlCHS-2 in c are shown in red. Genes transciptionally activated by SlMYB12, based on previous studies27,29, are indicated by asterisks. Major flavonoids, mostly flavonols, found in tomato fruit peel27 and seeds28 are shown in bold and italic, respectively. Pictograms in a, b, e were generated through the Tomato Expression Atlas (TEA) database. DPA, days post anthesis; MG, mature green; Br, breaker; PK, pink; LR, light red; RR, red ripe