Cool cauliflower faces the frost

September 1991
New Scientist;9/7/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1785, p24
Reports on the finding of Michael Fuller of Polytechnic South West in Plymouth, England about how frost damages cauliflowers. Bacteria which settle on florets and act as points where ice crystals form; Attempt of Fuller and colleagues to combat the problem by selectively breeding cauliflowers; Genetic engineering to make cauliflowers resistant to caterpillar attacks.


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