Image of the Day: Tomato Domestication
Image of the Day: Tomato Domestication
Scientists identify a transcription factor that plays a key role in increased fruit size.
Image of the Day: Tomato Domestication
Image of the Day: Tomato Domestication

Scientists identify a transcription factor that plays a key role in increased fruit size.

Scientists identify a transcription factor that plays a key role in increased fruit size.

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Drug Helps Plants Resist Drought: Study
Drug Helps Plants Resist Drought: Study
Abby Olena | Oct 24, 2019
The small molecule is effective in tomato and wheat in laboratory trials, but its scalability and applicability to real-world agriculture remains to be seen.
Perennial Explorer: A Profile of Neelima Sinha
Perennial Explorer: A Profile of Neelima Sinha
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 31, 2019
This University of California, Davis, botanist studies the genes that regulate plant anatomy.
Companies Use CRISPR to Improve Crops
Companies Use CRISPR to Improve Crops
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 31, 2019
The agritech industry is editing plant genomes to feed a growing population, expand the produce aisle, and make tastier, more convenient food products.
Zach Lippman Susses Out How Gene Regulation Affects Plant PhenotypesZach Lippman Susses Out How Gene Regulation Affects Plant Phenotypes
Zach Lippman Susses Out How Gene Regulation Affects Plant Phenotypes
Shawna Williams | Jan 31, 2019
The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researcher is fueled by curiosity about how one species’ genome can produce a wide variety of traits.
Image of the Day: Ringspots
Image of the Day: Ringspots
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 25, 2019
Tiny insects carry the tomato spotted wilt virus, which causes infected plants to develop discolored ring-shape blotches.
Improving Tomato Flavor, Genetically
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
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
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
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.