Tomatoes' crystal ball reveals evolutionary secrets

For this study, Rob Last focused on a single type of molecule in trichomes - acylsugars. The secrets Last and a team of MSU 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.

Tomatoes' crystal ball reveals evolutionary secrets

Michigan State University's Robert Last studies tomatoes. Specifically, he researches their hair, or trichomes.

Tue 12 Sep 17 from Phys.org

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