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TGC sequences genomes of domesticated tomato & its wild ancestor

TGC: Tomato Genome Consortium TGC has sequenced the genomes of the domesticated tomato and its wild ancestor, ‘Solanum pimpinellifolium’. How this sequencing can benefit us? The genome sequencing will: Lower costs and speed up efforts to improve the worldwide tomato production Make it more potent to fight pests & pathogens, Increase its endurance to drought ..

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DNA Building Blocks could be built in Space

National Aeronautics and Space Administration funded researchers have discovered proof that a few building blocks of DNA, found in meteorites were probably shaped in space This research supports the theory that a kit of ready-made parts created in space and delivered to Earth by meteorite and comet impacts assisted the origin of life The finding ..

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