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57 varieties of tomato

This beautiful berry, domesticated in the Americas more than 2500 years ago, and introduced to the Old World in the 16th century, nowadays forms the basis of a $60 billion worldwide industry. Although first treated with the ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Biotechnology
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The 'Speck'-ter haunting New York tomato fields

The 2015 growing season was a tough one for tomato researchers at the Boyce Thompson Institute, as bacterial speck disease descended on their field, but those infected plants may one day save others from a similar, spotted ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in Biotechnology
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