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A lovely little tomato. Image credit: photon_de on Flickr.

Decorate Future Car Interior with Tomatoes

NO! We are not saying ketchup stains! It is reported recently that Ford Motor Company is planning to produce a recycled material by making use of the waste from the H.J. Heinz Company. If this project goes on successfully, in the future, the stems, skin and other unused tomato parts from ketchup […]

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Garden tomatoes! Image credit: National Museum of Natural History.

Turning Tomato Plants’ Chemical Signal into Pest-Killer

“I may be under attack, but take some of this to protect yourself,” is an anthropomorphized way of looking at the interaction. When tomato plants are attacked by cutworms, the plants will release various kinds of substances that act like a chemical warning to the plants nearby, alerting them that the […]

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Why Heterosis Gene Generate Higher Yield in Tomato?

Why Heterosis Gene Generate Higher Yield in Tomato?

Heterosis, also known as hybrid vigor, was first identified about a century ago and since then it has been widely used in plant breeding. However, the molecular mechanism behind this technology, especially the mechanism involving single or multiple genes still remains unclear. Recently, Zachary Lippman, a researcher at the Cold […]

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