The peel of fruits represents a major defensive barrier. A new study analysing comprehensive transcript and metabolite data from tomato skin provides mapping of the genomic regions allowing for the coordinated regulation of metabolism, development and fungal defence at an exquisite resolution.
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Fernie, A.R., Alseekh, S. Tomato multiomics at aPEELing resolution. Nat. Plants 6, 1394–1395 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-020-00807-8