Attack of the Jet-Lagged Tomatoes

22 August 2016

Rapid changes in time zones can cause jet lag, as our internal biological clock genes adjust to new circadian light-dark cycles. You might be surprised to discover that tomatoes also have biological clock genes that are tuned to circadian rhythms and the environment. In this week’s SciMon, learn how tomato circadian clocks and genes evolved as tomatoes were transferred from their South American equatorial birthplace and planted across North America.

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