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  • María José Díez
  • Fernando Nuez
Part of the Handbook of Plant Breeding book series (HBPB, volume 2)

The tomato belongs to the Solanaceae family along with other economically important crops such as pepper, eggplant and potato. The tomato was classified by Miller (1754) as Lycopersicon esculentum and renamed by Child (1990) and Peralta and Spooner (2006) as Solanum lycopersicum. Tomato is a diploid species with 2n = 2x = 24 chromosomes. The tomato genome is composed of approximately 950 Mb of DNA, more than 75% of which is heterochromatin and largely devoid of genes.


Quantitative Trait Locus Cucumber Mosaic Virus Lycopersicon Esculentum Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus Transgenic Tomato 
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