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

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A New Look at the Tomato’s Ancestry

The first fossilised fruit from the Solanaceae or Nightshade family has been found. The fossil comes from the same family as tomatoes and potatoes amongst many others and is a form of Physalis. It resembles that of the modern-day ground cherries and tomatillos, characteristic of their papery casing and was found in a fossilised rainforest… Continue reading A New Look at the Tomato’s Ancestry