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Current Biology: Anthocyanins Double the Shelf Life of Tomatoes by Delaying Overripening and Reducing Susceptibility to Gray Mold (2013)

Current Biology: Anthocyanins Double the Shelf Life of Tomatoes by Delaying Overripening and Reducing Susceptibility to Gray Mold (2013) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it

Shelf life is an important quality trait for many fruit, including tomatoes. We report that enrichment of anthocyanin, a natural pigment, in tomatoes can significantly extend shelf life. Processes late in ripening are suppressed by anthocyanin accumulation, and susceptibility to Botrytis cinerea, one of the most important postharvest pathogens, is reduced in purple tomato fruit. We show that reduced susceptibility to B. cinerea is dependent specifically on the accumulation of anthocyanins, which alter the spreading of the ROS burst during infection. The increased antioxidant capacity of purple fruit likely slows the processes of overripening. Enhancing the levels of natural antioxidants in tomato provides a novel strategy for extending shelf life by genetic engineering or conventional breeding.


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Medicinal Plants, Phytochemistry and Applied Botany
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Trade-offs between tree investment in primary and secondary growth are species- and environment-dependent - AoB Blog

Trade-offs between tree investment in primary and secondary growth are species- and environment-dependent - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
They say you're an adult when you stop growing up and start growing out. Trees do both, investing in primary growth, height, and secondary growth, diameter
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Resveratrol’s heart health benefits linked to gut microbiota changes

Resveratrol’s heart health benefits linked to gut microbiota changes | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The potential cardiovascular benefits of resveratrol may be linked to its ability to preferentially alter the gut microbiome, suggests a new study with lab mice.
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Italian agri-entrepreneurs cultivate kiss-friendly heritage garlic

Italian agri-entrepreneurs cultivate kiss-friendly heritage garlic | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Two Italian entrepreneurial farmers have launched KissinGarlic a mildly flavoured garlic that is easily digested and doesn't cause bad breath. But by cultivating a plant variety that was on the cusp of being lost, they're also on a mission to "widen
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Will Smell Ever Come to Smartphones?

Will Smell Ever Come to Smartphones? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Nicola Twilley reports on the Cyrano, a new product that is designed to delivery scented playlists to commuters in their cars.
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Climate Change, Fungal Change | JSTOR Daily

Climate Change, Fungal Change | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Climate change is having an effect on the fungal communities in the soil that trees and other plants depend on. 
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Science fairs are as flawed as my solar-powered hot dog cooker

Science fairs are as flawed as my solar-powered hot dog cooker | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
As the White House prepares for its annual science fair, it's worth remembering that these events leave some children behind.
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To your health? Anti-aging gin claims to make you look younger

To your health? Anti-aging gin claims to make you look younger | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The new product — with the unfortunate name Anti-aGin — claims to rejuvenate the skin and help sippers defy age by dint of its collagen content.
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Let dandelions have their day in the sun

Let dandelions have their day in the sun | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Compared to spinach, dandelions are easier to grow and much richer in vitamins – plus they pack a more flavourful punch, says James Wong
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Viewpoint: The rejected vegetables that aren’t even wonky - BBC News

Viewpoint: The rejected vegetables that aren’t even wonky - BBC News | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Why are we throwing away tonnes of perfectly good food every year, asks Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
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All our food is 'genetically modified' in some way – where do you draw the line?

All our food is 'genetically modified' in some way – where do you draw the line? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Everything from domesticated carrots to glow-in-the-dark tobacco fits somewhere on the spectrum. 'Banning GM' isn't a simple yes-no decision.
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Can more fiber restore microbiome diversity?

Can more fiber restore microbiome diversity? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Scientists are pushing to restore human health in Western countries by changing our diet to restore the microbial species lost over the evolution of Western diet. Researchers advocate for strategically increasing dietary fiber intake as one path forward in regaining microbial biodiversity.
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The interconnectedness of plant studies - AoB Blog

The interconnectedness of plant studies - AoB Blog | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how the monthly Plant Cuttings’ collection comes to be? Do you think Mr P Cuttings knows in advance what he’s going to write about e
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Enhanced curcumin shows endothelial benefits for healthy people: Study

Enhanced curcumin shows endothelial benefits for healthy people: Study | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Supplements of curcumin with enhanced bioavailability may improve the vascular health in healthy people, says a new study with OmniActive Health Technologies’ CurcuWIN ingredient.
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British crowdsourced project maps 2000+ microbiomes (and counting)

British crowdsourced project maps 2000+ microbiomes (and counting) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
A British crowdsourced and funded microbiome project is building data that will accompany a US version as global efforts to build microbiome knowledge mount.
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Seven Favorite Flower Poems | JSTOR Daily

Seven Favorite Flower Poems | JSTOR Daily | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Our editors pick flower poems from Poetry magazine, American Poetry Review, and the Kenyon Review.
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Controversial stimulant found in many easy-to-buy supplements

Controversial stimulant found in many easy-to-buy supplements | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
The substance mimics the effect of amphetamines on the heart, and is not approved in the United States as either a drug or a dietary supplement.
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Don't dismiss science fairs. Make them better

Don't dismiss science fairs. Make them better | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Four science fair participants say that while the system can be improved, science fairs champion the value of student minds.
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Some supplements boost mood in patients taking antidepressants

Some supplements boost mood in patients taking antidepressants | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Some nutritional supplements might boost the effectiveness of antidepressants in people with clinical depression, according to a new review of research.
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Do Vitamins and Supplements Make Antidepressants More Effective?

Do Vitamins and Supplements Make Antidepressants More Effective? | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Fish oil, Vitamin D and other nutrients appear to raise the potency of medication
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Desert cactus purifies contaminated water for aquaculture, drinking and more (video)

Farm-grown fish are an important source of food with significant and worldwide societal and economic benefits, but the fish that come from thes
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Revealed: why your Pinot noir is actually a Pinot blanc (or was that a Pinot gris?)

Revealed: why your Pinot noir is actually a Pinot blanc (or was that a Pinot gris?) | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Spreading mutations and chimeric plants – there's a lot going on in the Pinot grape.
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Scientists uncover what makes plants 'clot': Two enzymes help plants recover when cut

Scientists uncover what makes plants 'clot': Two enzymes help plants recover when cut | Erba Volant - Applied Plant Science | Scoop.it
Just like humans, when plants are cut they clot at the site of the wound. Just how they do it is has been a botanical mystery until now. Two researchers have uncovered the enzymes that produce this response.
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