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​A sequence change in a single protein allowed a tomato virus to become a global crop pandemic​​

By | Agriculture, Fruits and Vegetables, News, Plant Health

disease has emerged, threatening tomato production worldwide. This is caused by the Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV), a member of a devastating group of plant viruses called tobamoviruses. ToBRFV overcomes all known tobamovirus resistance in tomato, including the one conferred by Tm-22, a resistance gene responsible for the stable resistance to these viruses for more than 60 years.

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Delicious discoveries: Scientists just described a new onion species from the Himalaya

By | Botany, Fruits and Vegetables, News

The genus Allium contains about 1,100 species worldwide, including many staple foods like onion, garlic, scallion, shallot and chives. Even though this group of vegetables has been making appearances at family dinners for centuries, it turns out that it is a long way from running out of surprises, as a group of researchers from India recently found out.

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