Roll Roberts, of Phys.org, has summarized a recent studies in his article about the genetic history of tomatoes and how they diverge from their wild varieties. Tomatoes (originally tomatl in Nahuatl) were domesticated in the Americas more than 2500 years ago and now form a $60 billion worldwide industry.
"Assembling transcriptome sequences from 29 plant varieties collected from the west coast of South America, the authors set out to use tomatoes as a case study in how evolution drives the emergence of diverse species. They see evidence that this burgeoning of diversity was fueled by three main sources of variation-"
For more information,
- Nahuatl Dictionary
- tomatl (tomato)
- University of Oregon
- The Ohio State University.
- América: La cuna del tomate (in Spanish)
- Historiadores de la Cocina, Carlos Azcoytia, June 2007.
- How to Speak Nahuatl--basic words
- Nican Tlaca University of Cemanahuac (NTUC) Youtube Channel.
- Native Cooking: How Does Your Windowsill Garden Grow?
- Indian Country Today, 2016.
- Native Cooking: 2 Fresh Summer Salads and Grilled Veggies
- Indian Country Today, August 2015.
- Native Cooking: From Savory to Sweet, 5 Easy Snack Recipes
- Indian Country Today, July 2015.
- Seed of the Week Radio Program
- NiijiiRadio KKWE 89.9 White Earth, MN
- "a 15 minute long jam-packed Niijii radio, 89.9 broadcasted show focusing on one seed a week and also going into topics such as our seed industry, seed policy, seed cooperatives, plant breeding, seed saving techniques, plant traits, cooking and much more. With guest interviews and speeches from seed experts and our community"
- March 29th SOTW4-ISIS- Isis Candy- Cherry Tomato- Interview with Ryan Pesch
- May 3rd- SOTWSITOM7- Sasha's Alti; Siberian tomato- Interviews with Julia Coffey, owner of Seeds Trust Seed Company and Bill McDorman from Native Seed SEARCH in AZ. Seed song with Danielle and Justina Richie and Sophie Rojas.