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Where the wild veggies are

German consumers are partial to cucumbers and melons. However, these species are highly susceptible to disease. Related species often possess transferable resistance genes, but they have been hard to find in the gourd family. It turns out that researchers have been looking in the wrong places. Professor Susanne Renner, Director of the Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg, has now clarified the evolution of melons and cucumbers …

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