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Want sweeter strawberries? You might have to wait until this lawsuit ends

Strawberries grown in California have been getting plumper, juicier and sweeter over the years, thanks in large part to a world-renowned plant-breeding program at UC Davis. But the breeding program is caught in the grips of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by two former UC Davis scientists – a case that the scientists’ lawyers say has halted the flow of plant innovation from the Davis labs for the time being.

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O.J. Loukola et al., Science (2017), Edited by Cristina Rayas / McClatchy
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