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Genetic discovery points way to greater yields in tomato and other flowering food plants

Every gardener knows the look of a ripe tomato. That bright red color, that warm earthy smell, and the sweet juicy flavor are hard to resist. But commercial tomato plants have a very different look from the backyard garden variety, which can grow endlessly under the right conditions to become tall and lanky.  Tomatoes that will be canned for sauces and juice are harvested from...
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New high yield Habanero-type pepper introduced

The Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences of Texas A&M University recently announced the release of 'CaroTex-312', a new high-yielding, orange-fruited, Habanero type, F1 hybrid pepper (Capsicum chinense Jacq.). According to Kevin M. Crosby from Texas A&M University's Vegetable and Fruit...
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Scientists identify thousands of plant genes activated by ethylene gas

It's common wisdom that one rotten apple in a barrel spoils all the other apples, and that an apple ripens a green banana if they are put together in a paper bag. Ways to ripen, or spoil, fruit have been known for thousands of years but now the genes underlying these phenomena of nature have been revealed. In the online journal   eLIFE , a large international group of...
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