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Consuming fruits and vegetables lowers risk of developing NHL
...uices), yellow/orange/red vegetables and processed tomato
products such as tomato
sauce and tomato
juice. For specific nutrients, higher intakes of both selenium and zinc were also ...
National survey shows Americans are in the dark regarding genetically modified foods
...o Calgene's highly publicized (but now defunct) GM tomato
marketing effort in the mid 1990s. On a quiz about the basic science behind GM technology, 87 percent of Americans could not score a passing grade. Seven in ten (70%) don't believe it is possible to transfer animal genes into plants, six in ten (60...
'Blinding' an insect's sense of smell may be the best repellent
... corn earworm moth, which damages corn, cotton and tomato
crops; and the malaria mosquito, which targets humans. They found that one gene, shown to be responsible for the sense of smell in fruit flies, has the same function in these pest insects, which are separated by over 250 million years evolution "Whi...
Antioxidant blood levels key to MnSOD gene
...HIA Greater levels of selenium, vitamin E and the tomato
nutrient lycopene have been shown to reduce prosta... dietary intake of nutrients such as lycopene from tomato
products, or supplements for vitamin E and selenium to reduce risk of prostate cancer," said Li. The...
Researchers find gene that may be at root of potato blight
...ting disease that can destroy fields of potato and tomato
plants. Plant pathogens contain a diverse set of s... strategies for managing late blight in potato and tomato
crops are unsustainable and costly. In the United States and other developed countries, the chronic ...
Study: Plants use dual defense system to fight pathogens
...domonas syringae, a bacterium that usually infects tomato
crops. Both Arabidopsis, a plant of the mustard family, and P. syringae are models that researchers commonly use to conduct basic plant research. One of the immune pathways that interested the researchers recognizes what they call pathogen-associate...
Bioinsecticide for combating a pest that affects the tomato and the green bean
This release is also available in Spanish The tomato
fruitworm is the name given to an insect pest whic... serious damage to a number of plants, such as the tomato
and the green bean. Its danger is greater if one takes into account the fact that this pest has deve...
Anyway you slice it, tomatoes cut through drought with new gene
research has its roots in yielding morefood to fee...the National Academyof Sciences. The team made tomato
plants over-express the gene, AVP1, which resultedin stronger, larger root systems and that resulted...
Bacterial protein mimics host to cripple defenses
...anges rendered Pseudomonas harmless to susceptible tomato
plants, and made the purified protein inactive. AvrPtoB's function is remarkable not only because its amino acid sequence is so different from other ubiquitin ligases, but also because bacteria don't use ubiquitin to recycle their own proteins. "An...
Tomato juice keeps emphysema from developing in new model; Lycopene cited
juice to mice kept them from developing emphysema ...le the control strain, called SAMR1, did not. 50% tomato
juice drink "completely prevented" smoke-induced emphysema Then, using the same experimental metho...
Gene thwarts some pathogens, gives access to others, could save crops
...rop annually and about 25 percent to 30 percent of tomato
and strawberry crops in some seasons. It also infects many other fruits, vegetables, bulbs and a variety of flowers, including petunias, geraniums and chrysanthemums. Cool, humid weather fosters the fungus, which is spread by spores. The mold can app...
Researchers simulate complete structure of virus -- on a computer
...e tobacco mosaic virus that is a serious threat to tomato
plants. A computer program was used to reverse engineer the dynamics of all atoms making up the virus and a small drop of salt water surrounding it. The virus and water contain more than a million atoms altogether. The necessary calculation was done ...
Tastier tomatoes in the future?
...tic make-up of the hybrid. The results could allow tomato
growers to use wild tomatoes to produce cultured t...taste and health value of the fruits. To cultivate tomato
strains with particular characteristics, researchers have to increase the genetic diversity of cultu...
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute to develop Tomato Metabolite Database
...the synthesis of essential metabolites that impact tomato
flavor and the quality of its nutrients. Fei's wo...fied as being responsible for genetic variation in tomato
using state-of-the-art RNA interference (RNAi) technology. RNAi technology allows scientists to sile...
UC San Diego biologists solve plant growth hormone enigma
...ncrease the effort and waste involved in producing tomato
sauce. "This study is a real tour de force," commented Martin Yanofsky, a professor of biology at UCSD, who was not one of the authors of the study. "People have been trying to figure out auxin for decades. By carefully inactivating the genes for a...
UCSD biologists solve plant growth hormone enigma
...ncrease the effort and waste involved in producing tomato
sauce. "This study is a real tour de force," commented Martin Yanofsky, a professor of biology at UCSD, who was not one of the authors of the study. "People have been trying to figure out auxin for decades. By carefully inactivating the genes fo...
Parasitic plants sniff out hosts
...ifornia each year, a 20 percent infestation of the tomato
crop reduces yield by 25 percent and causes a loss...ater vial at the center of a filter paper disk. A tomato
plant was placed near the edge of the disk and the dodder plant was allowed to grow and attempt to l...
Flu can bide time in icy limbo before re-emerging, BGSU biologist states
...ive a long time in ice, he reiterates, saying that tomato
mosaic virus has been found in 140,000-year-old ice in Greenland. Now in the middle of a two-year, $139,000 grant from the National Institutes of Healths National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, he presented a poster on the research at ...
Whiteflies and plant viruses can help each other to speed up biological invasion
...lant viruses called begomoviruses on crops such as tomato
and tobacco. These viruses are transmitted by this whitefly. In many countries and regions, including China, the outbreaks of the B whitefly have also seen the gradual disappearance of some native whitefly biotypes. Many scientists around the world...
Solanacae Genome Project gets $1.8 million NSF grant
...cience Foundation (NSF) to continue sequencing the tomato
genome and to create a database of genomic sequences and information on the tomato
and related plants. The grant for the International Tomato Sequencing Project, a collaboration of re...