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Better Bug-resistant Plants With Discovery Of New Gene
2012-09-18 08:08:44

The discovery of a new gene could lead to better bug-resistant plants. Research led by Michigan State University and appearing on the cover of this week´s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, demonstrates that domestic tomatoes could re-learn a thing or two from their wild cousins. Long-term cultivation has led to tomato crops losing beneficial traits common to wild tomatoes. Anthony Schilmiller, MSU research assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology,...

Scientists Find Gene Behind Ripe, Tasteless Tomatoes
2012-06-29 05:38:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at University of California Davis and Cornell University have unraveled the mystery behind those tasteless tomatoes in your salad that lack sweetness and flavor yet look perfectly ripe. Ironically, it turns out the same genetic change that causes the tomatoes to ripen uniformly also make them produce less sugar, making them somewhat tasteless, the scientists said in their study published Friday in the journal Science....

Scientists Sequence Tomato Genome
2012-05-30 13:56:30

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com If you ever wondered what makes the sauce on a pizza taste so good, wonder no more because scientists have unraveled the genetic make-up of a tomato. Scientists report in the journal Nature that they have performed a full genome sequence from the "Heinz 1706" tomato. The researchers say that tomatoes possess about 35,0000 genes arranged on 12 chromosomes. "For any characteristic of the tomato, whether it's taste, natural pest resistance or nutritional...

2012-02-12 08:00:00

Brandywine Communications, a company specializing in precise time and frequency products, has signed an agreement with Reach Technologies to become Reach´s exclusive reseller for Reach´s compact airborne Time Code Processor product. Tustin, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2012 Brandywine Communications, a company specializing in precise time and frequency products, has signed an agreement with Reach Technologies to become Reach´s exclusive reseller for Reach´s compact airborne...

Compound In Cooked Tomatoes Slows Cancer Growth
2012-02-01 06:30:04

New research reveals the effect of lycopene on the pathway that allows cancer to spread and grow throughout the body. Lycopene is the nutrient that gives red fruits their color, but it is in highest concentrations in tomatoes. The nutrient becomes more available to the body after being cooked with oil. Lycopene intercepts cancer´s ability to make the connections it needs to attach to a healthy blood supply, reports the Telegraph. Currently the results were only observed in a...

2012-01-11 14:00:00

Enhanced Search, Focused Navigation, Interactive Features Hallmarks of New Site Willoughby, Ohio (PRWEB) January 11, 2012 New interactive features, more focused navigation built around crop category, and superior search capability are just a few of the highlights of the all-new, completely redesigned GrowingProduce.com, which launches this week. Users will now be able to easily drill down to what´s important to them via topic-focused subsections, multiple windows to related content and...


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Flavr Savr
2013-10-03 09:43:32

Flavr Savr, also known as CGN-89564, a genetically modified tomato, was the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption. It was produced by the Californian company Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1992. On May 18, 1994, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato and the usage of APH(3’)II, concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means” and “that the...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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