MASSIMO BREGA, THE LIGHTHOUSE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MASSIMO BREGA, THE LIGHTHOUSE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Transgenic tomato genome sequencing. Researcher watching an electrophoresis gel running to sequence the genome of a tomato that has been genetically modified to be seedless. The bands on the gel show the position of the four nucleotide bases from DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). The sequence of bases make up genes, which encode an organism's genetic information. A gene has been inserted into the tomato plant to prevent the development of seeds. Photographed at the University of Verona, Italy.
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