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Posted on 14 March 2011 by tomatocasual.com

Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Tomato

By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter

Sherlock Holmes has always impressed me with his uncanny ability to put pieces together that did not seem to have any relationship to each other.

While on the surface this may seem only entertaining the ability to form relationships where there does not seem to be any is an invaluable skill in life, and in science.

Horticulture is one of those unique disciplines that mundane, and unconnected relationships go hand in hand when it comes to searching for the Holy Grail of Tomatoes.

Roger Chetelat the Director of C. M. Rick Tomato Genetics Resource Center at the University of California, Davis is one of those individuals trying to find the ancestors of the common tomato. He is a cross between Read the rest of this entry »

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