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Engineering Virus-Resistant Plants

By | November 11, 2015

Researchers use CRISPR to create plants that resist infection by DNA viruses.

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360-Degree View of the Tomato

By | October 12, 2014

Researchers have sequenced 360 varieties of the tomato plant to create a comprehensive map of the evolution of the fruit from its wild form to the modern varieties. 


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Light-Tolerant Tomatoes

By | August 7, 2014

Upping the expression of a single gene improves the plant’s ability to withstand light and increases yields. 


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Genome Digest

By | July 28, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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Tomato’s Chemical Weapons

By | April 30, 2014

The plant releases a chemical that its neighbors can use to develop defenses against invading cutworms, a study finds.

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Opinion: Restoring Tomato Flavor

By | August 28, 2013

Commercial tomatoes rarely have that fresh vine-ripened flavor that everyone loves, but the ideal recipe for tomato taste is now known. Will growers embrace the new cultivars?


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Top Genomes of 2012

By | December 20, 2012

What researchers learned as they dug through some of the most interesting genomes sequenced this year


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Defining a Tasty Tomato

By | May 29, 2012

Scientists harness the power of metabolomics to characterize what makes tomatoes taste good.

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