News tagged with tomatoes

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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Prevent tomato late blight next growing season

( -- Across the northeast, home gardeners expecting the usual bumper crop of tomatoes this season were dismayed to find their plants affected by late blight, the same fungus that caused Ireland's potato famine ...

dateOct 23, 2009 in Other
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Tomatoes with extra vitamin C via LED lamps

( —Tomatoes can contain more vitamin C if they are exposed to extra light from LED lamps while growing on the plant. This has been proven by research by Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in collaboration with ...

dateMay 09, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Demystifying yield fluctuations for greenhouse tomatoes

Growing tomatoes is not always easy. In many parts of the world summers are too hot to grow tomatoes in greenhouses, even those with intricate cooling systems. In cooler climates where tomatoes are grown year-round in production ...

dateApr 15, 2010 in Ecology
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Improving health with the power of purple

Tomato plants, bearing rich purple fruit, line the inside of Biology Professor Zheng-Hui He's lab in the San Francisco State University Greenhouse. The unusually colored plants are the result of He's research, exploring how ...

dateOct 13, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Finding a way to extend tomato shelf-life

Tomatoes spend so much time on shelves and in refrigerators that an estimated 20 percent are lost to spoilage, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). But scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service ...

dateFeb 16, 2011 in Other
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