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Tomatoes' crystal ball reveals evolutionary secrets


September 12, 2017

For this study, Rob Last focused on a single type of molecule in trichomes - acylsugars. The secrets Last and a team of Michigan State University scientists found from studying these specialized metabolites open an evolutionary window for the emerging field of plant defense metabolism, insights that could lead to engineering advances for better pest resistance and human medicine. Full Story

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