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Researchers Study Genetic Differences Between Domestic, Wild Tomato
2013-06-27 08:09:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Julin Maloof, professor of plant biology in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis, says the findings give insight into the genetic changes involved in the domestication...

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2008-06-29 18:50:00

Using systems biology to model the metabolic networks in tomato fruit development 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. For generations, agriculturalists and scientists have bred tomatoes for size, shape, texture, flavor, shelf-life, and...

2008-06-13 21:00:03

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. It is a common misconception that tomatoes originated along the coastal lands of Mediterranean Sea, and while those areas are prime tomato-growing locations, the tomato was actually originally from much closer to home. History indicates that...