Harvesting Genes to Improve Watermelons

by Boyce Thompson Institute

An international team of researchers have created a resource that could help plant breeders increase the domestic watermelon's quality and ability to thrive during an era of climate change

Pineapple Genome Sequences Hint at Plant Domestication in a Single Step

by Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

By comparing similarities and differences in DNA sequence across different types of pineapple, researchers were able to trace how natural and artificial selection shaped key traits and established distinct varieties

Researchers Continue Work on Saving Guacamole’s Key Ingredient

by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

A team of researchers at University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have been at ground zero of a pest problem that is endangering the sustainability of the avocado

Researchers Grow Citrus Disease Bacteria in the Lab

by Washington State University

Being able to grow the elusive and poorly understood bacterium will make it easier for researchers to find treatments for the disease that has devastated Florida's citrus industry