News tagged with tomatoes

Red tomatoes thanks to meteorite

( -- The meteorite which crashed into the Earth 60 to 70 million years ago, wiping out dinosaurs, had probably given us nice red tomatoes as well. This can be deduced from a tomato genome analysis, published on 30 ...

dateJun 08, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Tomato genome fully sequenced

For the first time, the genome of the tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, has been decoded, and it becomes an important step toward improving yield, nutrition, disease resistance, taste and color of the tomato and other crops. ...

dateMay 30, 2012 in Biotechnology
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The secret to good tomato chemistry

There is nothing better than a ripe, red, homegrown tomato, and now researchers reporting online on May 24 in Current Biology have figured out just what it is that makes some of them so awfully good (and your average supermarket ...

dateMay 24, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Blossom end rot plummets in transgenic tomato

The brown tissue that signals blossom end rot in tomatoes is a major problem for large producers and home gardeners, but a Purdue University researcher has unknowingly had the answer to significantly lowering occurrences ...

dateMay 21, 2012 in Biotechnology
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The time is ripe for Salmonella

The ripeness of fruit could determine how food-poisoning bacteria grow on them, according to scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Dublin this week. Their work could ...

dateMar 26, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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