Genetic Improvement of Tomato

  • G. Kalloo

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. G. Kalloo
    Pages 1-9
  3. G. A. Kirillova
    Pages 11-19
  4. J. W. DeVerna, A. H. Paterson
    Pages 21-38
  5. M. L. H. Kaul
    Pages 39-50
  6. I. B. Garanko
    Pages 51-57
  7. L. C. Peirce
    Pages 59-71
  8. H. Georgiev
    Pages 83-98
  9. A. N. Lukyanenko
    Pages 99-119
  10. R. R. Farrar Jr., G. G. Kennedy
    Pages 121-142
  11. G. Fassuliotis
    Pages 143-152
  12. A. N. Lukyanenko
    Pages 167-177
  13. M. Chalukova, H. Manuelyan
    Pages 179-195
  14. S. Z. Berry, M. R. Uddin
    Pages 197-206
  15. A. N. Lukyanenko
    Pages 213-230

About this book

Introduction

The esculent Lycopersicon esculentum, long thought to be poisonous, has become a major U. S. food crop and source of vitamins and minerals, thanks largely to genetic modification and new production technology Rick (1978) Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. ) is one of the most important solana­ ceous vegetable crops grown worldwide under outdoor and indoor conditions. It has become an important commercial crop so far as the area, production, industrial values and its contribution to human nutrition is concerned. During the past few decades tremendous developments have contributed to the knowledge and understanding of various areas of genetics, breeding and biotechnology and voluminous literature has been generated. The purpose of preparing this monograph is to give a comprehensive up-to-date treatment to the various aspects of genetic improvement of tomato. The emphasis has been placed on cytology, classical and molecular genetics, reproductive biology, germplasm resources, hybrid seed production, use of wild taxa, selection/ breeding methods, breeding for abiotic and biotic stresses, processing and quality breeding, improvement for mechanical harvesting, and biotechnology: tissue culture, protoplast fusion, and genetic transformation. These topics are presented in 22 different chapters. However, a few aspects have been discussed in more than one chapter. For example, seed production is treated in chapters 1, 4 and 8; molecular biology/genetic engineering in chapters 3 and 22 and heterosis in chapters 8 and 16.

Keywords

Harvesting Meiosis Pflanzenzüchtung Tomate Züchtungsgenetik biology biotechnology cytology genetics molecular genetics mutagenesis plant plant breeding plants resistance

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-84275-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84277-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84275-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-5376
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