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MSU Discoveries Upend Traditional Thinking About How Plants Make Certain Compounds

May 26, 2009

tomatoes Michigan State University plant scientists have identified two new genes and two new enzymes in tomato plants; those findings led them to discover that the plants were making monoterpenes, compounds that help give tomato leaves their distinctive smell, in a way that flies in the face of accepted thought. Full Story

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