University of Georgia

Study: Big beefy tomatoes stem from Cell Size Regulator gene

· August 21, 2017

Why can farmers grow big, juicy tomatoes? Its all due to a mutation in the Cell Size Regulator gene that occurred during the tomato domestication process. Esther van der Knaap of the University of Georgia, Athens, and colleagues describe this gene variant in a study published in open-access journal PLOS Genetics on August 17. When […]

University of Georgia software IDs foodborne pathogens faster

· August 8, 2017

A University of Georgia food scientist has taken days off the process of identifying foodborne pathogens such as Listeria and Salmonella through a computer software program. The newest addition to the UGA Center for Food Safety (CFS) in Griffin, Georgia, Henk den Bakker is one of the pioneering researchers in the field of food safety […]

Georgia researchers bring 4D farming to the fields

· June 22, 2017

Farmers may soon have a 4D crop monitoring system at their fingertips thanks to research collaboration by the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, and Georgia Tech Research Institute. The new computer vision-based method of autonomously monitoring agricultural crops may lower costs, improve harvest yields, and ultimately provide more food to starving people around […]

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