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Introduction

  • G. Kalloo
Part of the Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics book series (GENETICS, volume 14)

Abstract

Cultivated tomato originated in the New World, while the Andean zone is likely to be the center of origin of wild tomato. However, the domestication of tomato took place in Mexico. The most likely ancestor of cultivated tomato is the cherry tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum var. cerasiforme). According to Rick (1979a), species of Lycopersicon were evolved via gene substitution. This fact is based on the biosystematic studies of Lycopersicon and closely related species of Solanum.

Keywords

Wild Species Tomato Fruit Lycopersicon Esculentum Hybrid Seed Male Sterile Line 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Kalloo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Vegetable CropsHaryana Agricultural UniversityHisarIndia

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