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By Anna Taylor
The Charleston Gazette-Mail 

WVU professor develops tomatoes resistant to fungus, blight


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Mannon Gallegly, West Virginia University professor emeritus of plant pathology, has made it his mission to develop a disease-free tomato.

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the university and its first academic unit, the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, Gallegly and his research partner, Mahfuz Rahman, released two new varieties of tomato last month.

The tomatoes, identified as West Virginia '17A and West Virginia '17B, were obtained by breeding the tomatoes known as the West Virginia '63 and the Iron Lady. Gallegly developed...

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