From the Lab

Tanned Tomato Plants More Resistant to Disease?

Ultraviolet light, specifically shortwave or UV-C, has a demonstrated beneficial effects, both pre-and post-harvest, on a variety of crop plants. What we do not yet know, is how exactly. For my fourth-year research project, I have joined “Team UV”. I am working with a variety of tomato plant (Solanum lycopersicum) cultivars, Botrytis and a UV machine (sorry,… Continue reading Tanned Tomato Plants More Resistant to Disease?

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A second glance at disease response in tomato plants

Hello and welcome back to an update on my lab work! If you have come here without reading my first post you can find it here. Since the last post The last time I wrote about my lab work we had just finished RNA extraction and reverse transcription of the validation samples and were going to… Continue reading A second glance at disease response in tomato plants

From the Lab

Shining a Light on the Disease Response in Tomato

Welcome to my MSci Blog! The majority of this year, my fourth here at Nottingham, is spent preparing and undertaking a research project. The working title for my project is “How Does UV-C Irradiation affect the Disease Response of Tomato Plants” under the supervision of Professor Matt Dickinson and Dr Matevz (Mat) Rupar from The… Continue reading Shining a Light on the Disease Response in Tomato