Rapid customization of Solanaceae fruit crops for urban agriculture ($) (Nature Biotech)

Numerous genes have been identified that modify shoot architecture, which has allowed breeding of varieties for specific purposes and environments. Here, Kwon et al. describe how they have used gene editing to modify several of these genes to produce tomatoes and groundcherries that are compact and rapid cycling, so are optimized for restricted growth environments such as indoor farming systems and possibly even during space travel. (Summary by Mary Williams) Nature Biotech. 10.1038/s41587-019-0361-2