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An international team of researchers from the US, Europe and Japan have compiled the first comparison of both the DNA sequences and which genes are active – or being transcribed – between the domestic tomato and wild varieties.
When tomatoes ripen in our gardens, we watch them turn gradually from hard, green globules to brightly colored, aromatic, and tasty fruits. This familiar and seemingly commonplace transformation masks a seething mass of components interacting in a well-regulated albeit highly complex manner.
By Kelly Young, Jacksonville Daily Progress, Texas Jun. 13--As we take time out of our busy lives to pay homage to the tomato and the impact it has had on the Jacksonville area, it is useful to have an understanding of the history of the tomato.