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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Tomato

Authors
item Labate, Joanne
item Grandillo, Silvana - INSTITUTE OF PLANT GENETI
item Fulton, Theresa - CORNELL UNIVERSITY
item Munos, Stephane - INRA, FRANCE
item Caicedo, Ana - UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSET
item Peralta, Iris - NATIONAL UNIV OF CUYO
item Ji, Yuanfu - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
item Chetelat, Roger - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
item Scott, J - UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
item Gonzalo, Maria - OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
item Francis, David - OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
item Yang, Wencai - OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
item Van Der Knaap, Esther - OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
item Baldo, Angela
item Smith-White, Brian - NIH
item Mueller, Lukas - CORNELL UNIVERSITY
item Prince, James - CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSI
item Blanchard, Nicholas - CALIFORNIA STATE UNIV
item Storey, Dylan - CALIFORNIA STATE UNIV
item Stevens, Mikel - BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
item Robbins, Matthew - OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
item Wang, Jaw-Fen - AVRDC
item Liedl, Barbara - WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIV
item Oconnell, Mary - NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSI
item Stommel, John
item Aoki, Koh - KAZUSA DNA RESEARCH INSTI
item Iijima, Yoko - KAZUSA DNA RESEARCH INST
item Slade, Ann - ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES
item Hurst, Susan - ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES
item Loeffler, Dayna - ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES
item Steine, Michael - ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES
item Vafeados, Dionne - ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES
item Mcguire, Cate - ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES
item Freeman, Carrie - ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES
item Amen, Anna - ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES
item Goodstal, John - ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES
item Facciotti, Daniel - ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES
item Van Eck, Joyce - BOYCE THOMPSON INSTITUTE
item Causse, Mathilde - INRA, UR

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: May 15, 2007
Publication Date: June 20, 2007
Citation: Labate, J.A., Grandillo, S., Fulton, T., Munos, S., Caicedo, A., Peralta, I., Ji, Y., Chetelat, R., Scott, J.W., Gonzalo, M.J., Francis, D., Yang, W., Van Der Knaap, E., Baldo, A.M., Smith-White, B., Mueller, L., Prince, J., Blanchard, N., Storey, D., Stevens, M., Robbins, M., Wang, J., Liedl, B., Oconnell, M., Stommel, J.R., Aoki, K., Iijima, Y., Slade, A., Hurst, S., Loeffler, D., Steine, M., Vafeados, D., Mcguire, C., Freeman, C., Amen, A., Goodstal, J., Facciotti, D., Van Eck, J., Causse, M. 2007. Tomato. Book Chapter. In: Kole, C. editor. Genome mapping and molecular breeding in plants. Volume 5 Vegetables. NY. Springer Publishing Co. p. 1-125.

Interpretive Summary: Principles and techniques of genome science are increasingly used for crop improvement. Vast amounts of technical and basic genomic information related to crop improvement are available in the scientific literature and on the internet. There is a need for a comprehensive, up-to-date reference for plant breeders, researchers, and students that reviews applications of genome analysis for crop improvement. This book chapter represents the combined efforts of 39 scientists from 17 different worldwide institutions to review the contemporary, broad subject matter of genome mapping and marker-assisted breeding for tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) in great detail. The chapter covers a broad range of topics from the economic importance of the crop, evolutionary history, germplasm resources, genetic maps, breeding methods, disease, pest and stress resistance, fruit nutritional value and fruit quality, and advanced topics such as internet and software tools, characterizing metabolites, the international DNA sequencing project, and mutagenesis. This chapter shows how principles and techniques of genome science can provide a basis for tomato breeding. It emphasizes the use of modern molecular tools to more easily exploit favorable genes. Providing this knowledge to plant breeders, researchers, and students will help secure our nation’s supply of abundant, healthful food.

Technical Abstract: Genome mapping and marker assisted selection are increasingly being adopted for tomato improvement. Vast amounts of technical and basic genomic information such as DNA and EST sequences, DNA markers, comparative linkage maps, introgression lines, mutant stocks, bioinformatics resources are available in the scientific literature and on the internet. There is a need for a comprehensive, up-to-date reference for plant breeders, researchers, and students that reviews applications of genome analysis for tomato improvement. This book chapter represents the combined efforts of 39 scientists from 17 different worldwide institutions to review the contemporary, broad subject matter of genome mapping and marker-assisted breeding for tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) in great detail. The chapter covers a broad range of topics from evolution and taxonomy, domestication and economic importance, germplasm resources, linkage and cytogenetic maps, physical maps, comparative maps, advanced backcross and introgression-line breeding methods, QTL analysis of disease, pest and stress resistance, fruit nutritional value and fruit quality, and advanced topics such as internet and software tools, metabolomics, the international DNA sequencing project, and mutagenesis by TILLING. This chapter exemplifies how principles and techniques of genome science can provide robust tools for tomato breeding. Providing this knowledge to plant breeders, researchers, and students will help secure our nation’s supply of abundant, healthful food.

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