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Improving Tomato Flavor, Genetically
Bob Grant | Jan 26, 2017
A sequencing blitz on the tomato genome reveals the genes that contribute most to tastiness.
Bumblebees Pick Infected Tomato Plants
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 11, 2016
Tomatoes infected with cucumber mosaic virus lure the pollinators, according to a study.
Engineering Virus-Resistant Plants
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 11, 2015
Researchers use CRISPR to create plants that resist infection by DNA viruses.
360-Degree View of the Tomato
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 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.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 7, 2014
Upping the expression of a single gene improves the plant’s ability to withstand light and increases yields.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 28, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Tomato’s Chemical Weapons
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 30, 2014
The plant releases a chemical that its neighbors can use to develop defenses against invading cutworms, a study finds.
Opinion: Restoring Tomato Flavor
Nancy Stamp | Aug 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?
Top Genomes of 2012
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 20, 2012
What researchers learned as they dug through some of the most interesting genomes sequenced this year
Defining a Tasty Tomato
Sabrina Richards | May 29, 2012
Scientists harness the power of metabolomics to characterize what makes tomatoes taste good.