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Lycopene slows human prostate tumour growth in mice and combined with vitamin E is even better
... E-rich foods: for example, all kinds of processed tomato
products, papayas, pink grapefruit and watermelon, wheat germs, whole grains, mangoes, leafy green vegetables, nuts and olive oils. Of course, this needs to be part of an all-round healthy lifestyle and diet with plenty of vegetables and other health...
NSF awards 22 new projects for plant genome research
...ce the gene-rich portions of the 12 chromosomes of tomato
by developing the detailed map of the tomato
genome. The map that will result from this work will pave the way for development of improved varie...
Improving crops without genetic modification natural variation holds the key
...t Gur and Zamir identified genomic regions in wild tomato
species that affect yield, by creating a population of hybrid crosses of a wild tomato
species and a cultivated tomato
species; each line had a single genomic region from the wild tomato
Choice of food helps hungry caterpillar
...nflated calyx, forming the Chinese lantern or husk tomato
type of fruit. The caterpillar carefully bores a small hole in the calyx because, unlike the fruit, the leaves and flowers of the plant do produce linolenic acid. Caterpillars will often squeeze out of the same hole, even though they have grown. ...
Crop rotation may help wait out soil pathogen deadly to pumpkins
...en carrot, lima beans, pea, pepper, snap bean, and tomato
were grown prior to pumpkin." In order to make crop rotation a successful solution to waiting out the pathogen, a critical question remains to be answered: How long does the pathogen stay alive in the soil? "Unfortunately, we don't know how long," Ba...
Researcher identifies Irish potato famine pathogen
...that causes severe lesions on leaves of potato and tomato
plants. The late-blight pathogen led to the Irish...ght continues to wreak havoc as a major potato and tomato
killer, which makes Ristaino's research all the more important. "If we can understand the strains of...
Research adds health benefit to tomatoes
...test issue of the Journal of Heredity . Domestic tomato
varieties grown and consumed in the United States ...s and his OSU graduate students crossed a domestic tomato
plant with a genetic stock of tomato
that included a gene incorporated from a wild relative with ant...
Dietary supplement many not lower prostate cancer risk
COLUMBUS, Ohio A tomato
a day may help keep prostate cancer at bay -- but ...study comparing the cancer-preventing potential of tomato
products to that of lycopene, a substance extracted from tomatoes and taken by many men in hopes of ...
Lycopene's anti-cancer effect linked to other tomato components
...e tomatoes. We believe people should consume whole tomato
products -- in pastas, in salads, in tomato
juice and even on pizza." The study, which lasted 14 months, appears in the Nov. 5 Journal of the Na...
Newly identified gene may halt fuzzy, moldy fruit
...rop annually and about 25 percent to 30 percent of tomato
and strawberry crops in some seasons, experts report. It also infects many varieties of flowers including petunias, geraniums and chrysanthemums. "The major control for most of these pathogens now is application of fungicides," Mengiste said." But th...
Washington University in St. Louis, Monsanto Co., awarded crop protection patent
...o mosaic virus inoculation and its close relative, tomato
mosaic virus, they were highly resistant to infection. Work conducted since the original discovery has demonstrated that the "coat protein" in the transgenic plants restricts infection and thwarts the ability of the virus to successfully infect the ...
Leading bacterial pathogen is sequenced
...ragments in the genome) could help farmers repress tomato
speck and other plant diseases. Medical researcher...8 the bacteria caused serious losses to the winter tomato
crop in southern Florida. Cool, moist environmental conditions contributed to the development of the...
Single gene controls leaf form
...trols whether a plant makes feathery leaves like a tomato
or umbrella-like leaves like Oxalis. The same mech...surprising finding, that modifying one gene in the tomato
alters the leaf from one form to another," said Neelima Sinha, a professor of plant biology at UC Da...
Edible food wraps can keep kids' sandwiches fresh and the environment cleaner
...vide a glaze or a sauce for cooking. You can use a tomato
or ketchup-flavored wrap to hamburgers when you freeze them and then when you defrost the meat you can cook the whole thing, wrap and all." The wraps come in a wide variety of flavors, including broccoli, carrot, tomato, mango, peach, pear, apple, p...
Genetically modified E. coli produce plant product used in foods and cosmetics, Science study says
...e's bright red color announces to the world that a tomato
is ripe and ready consumption. The authors of this study have demonstrated how a tomato's advertisement (generated in E. coli) can be used to produce bixin, a colorful marketing tool of the plant Bixa orellana. And from this second advertisement, hum...
UC Riverside's Brian Federici receives Secretary's Annual Honor Award from USDA
...have been identified, they will be engineered into tomato
and cotton plants to develop new lines of insect-resistant crops. Another significant aspect of Federici's work involves his study of insect viruses. His work not only has practical applications to the control of insect pests, such as the mosquito,...
Sometimes no result is good result for science
...rpillar feeds on alfalfa, sugar beets, tobacco and tomato
crops. The insect has played an important role in research on viruses and their use as an environmentally friendly means of pest control, since the polyhedrosis virus was originally isolated from its larvae more than 30 years ago. "MTase1 is structur...
Code-breaking insects steal plants' defensive signals, enabling counterattack
...chers recently found that spraying the chemical on tomato
plants indeed increased parasitism of beet army worms, prompting the idea that such a practice could reduce crop losses. "Pouring on jasmonic acid might not be ideal under some circumstances, if it turns out that jasmonic acid also cranks up insect d...
Maize's starch pathway found limited
...ler says. This type of work has been done with the tomato
and has yielded positive results, he adds....
Cooking sweet corn boosts disease-fighting nutrients
...matoes, says corn is quite a different model. "The tomato
is rich in lycopene but has very low amounts of phenolic compounds. Sweet corn is very high in phenolics," he says....
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