Sense and Antisense Inactivation of Fruit Ripening Genes in Tomato

  • A. J. Hamilton
  • R. G. Fray
  • D. Grierson
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 197)


The tomato (Lycopersicori esculentum), and in particular the ripening fruit, has been the subject of numerous experiments involving antisense or sense transgene-mediated suppression of endogenous gene expression in plants, and commercial products developed with these techniques are likely to be on sale in 1995. The efficiency, reliability and technical simplicity of these genetic approaches belies our very limited understanding of how they work. This review discusses how experiments to modify tomato gene expression have provided a wealth of new physiological and biochemical information and the contribution they have made to our understanding of the nature of antisense and sense gene-mediated suppression.


Tomato Fruit Transgenic Tomato Ethylene Synthesis Antisense Gene Antisense Plant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Hamilton
    • 1
  • R. G. Fray
    • 1
  • D. Grierson
    • 1
  1. 1.BBSRC Research Group in Plant Gene RegulationUniversity of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington CampusLoughborough, LeicsUK

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