Heterosis in Tomato Breeding
Heterosis is a biological phenomenon widely spread in the eukariotic organisms. Known by man since antiquity, the use of heterosis in the breeding of cultivated plants started only in the first 30 years of our century. Due to a number of indisputable advantages, the wide introduction of hybrid varieties have accelerated greatly plant production. Hence, there is great significance in the improvement of methods for heterosis breeding and hybrid seed production. The genetic system of tomato offers several advantages for exploiting heterosis in tomato. The present text will discuss various basic and applied aspects of heterosis in tomato.
KeywordsParental Line Standard Variety Hybrid Seed Hybrid Breeding Hybrid Seed Production
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