Researchers clone fruit size gene

October 16, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Researchers at Ohio State University say they've discovered and cloned a gene that can control the size of fruits and vegetables.

The researchers said the gene affects the size by increasing cell layers and delaying ripening. Scientists say the discovery is important, because it will increase their understanding of fruit development processes.

This is only the second time such a gene involving fruit size has been cloned.