$3 Million NSF Grant Supports Search For Heat-Tolerant Tomatoes

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When your tomato plants won’t bear fruit during the dog days of summer, a team of Wake Forest researchers led by Dr. Gloria Muday and including Dr. Ravishankar Palanivelu of the University of Arizona will be in the lab, trying to find a plant that thrives despite the heat. A $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help determine why most tomato plants fail to pollinate with the goal of producing more heat-tolerant crops.