…for my bigger seeds. Sam’s paper, building on his keen sense of observation, is now out in Development: We found that heterologous expression of certain BRX variants boosts seed size in Arabidopsis, which resonates with documented roles of BRX family genes in natural phenotypic variation and domestication.
Is this effect transferable to other plants, possibly crops? Within the limits of our experimental frame, we will try to find out. But would we apply this knowledge? As long as European and Swiss legislation are as they stand: no.