News tagged with tomatoes

Microbes help beetles defeat plant defenses

Some symbiotic bacteria living inside Colorado potato beetles can trick plants into reacting to a microbial attack rather than that of a chewing herbivore, according to a team of Penn State researchers who found that the ...

dateSep 09, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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America's tomato crush

A doctoral candidate in Penn State's Department of History, John Hoenig has focused his research on the evolution of the tomato industry, adding to our understanding of America's consumer culture.

dateAug 05, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Comparing genomes of wild and domestic tomato

You say tomato, I say comparative transcriptomics. Researchers in the U.S., Europe and Japan have produced the first comparison of both the DNA sequences and which genes are active, or being transcribed, between the domestic ...

dateJun 26, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Historian studies quest for the 12-month tomato

( —Is there an item on the average household's dinner table so roundly scorned as the wintertime tomato? The plastic-like red globe is typically so barren of authentic taste and texture that it epitomizes the industrialization ...

dateJun 04, 2013 in Biotechnology
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