A team of researchers, including two from the University of California, Riverside, has identified the genes responsible for the hallmark sour taste of many citrus fruits. Published Tuesday, Feb. 25 in Nature Communications, the research could help plant breeders develop new, sweeter varieties.   Modern citrus varieties have been bredContinue Reading

A genomic analysis of some 60 citrus accessions has upended previously proposed taxonomic classifications.     Researchers led by the US Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute’s Guohong Albert Wu sequenced 30 citrus fruit genomes and compared them to previously sequenced genomes to unravel the genealogy and evolutionary history ofContinue Reading