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Lemons are Sour. Here’s Why.

by Jeff Hopkins, on 6/11/19 9:00 AM

Scientists have finally discovered the answer to a 2-year vexing question. Certain proteins that act like very tiny pumps for ions have been discovered in the DNA of lemons, but are all but absent from sweet citrus like oranges. The researchers found them while studying petunias, which have similar pumps for coloring their petals.

Read the full article on Chemical & Engineering News 

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