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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Tomato)

Author
item Labate, Joanne
item Grandillo, Silvana
item Fulton, Theresa
item Munos, Stephane
item Caicedo, Ana
item Peralta, Iris
item Ji, Yuanfu
item Chetelat, Roger
item Scott, J
item Gonzalo, Maria
item Francis, David
item Yang, Wencai
item Van Der Knaap, Esther
item Baldo, Angela
item Smith-white, Brian
item Mueller, Lukas
item Prince, James
item Blanchard, Nicholas
item Storey, Dylan
item Stevens, Mikel
item Robbins, Matthew
item Wang, Jaw-fen
item Liedl, Barbara
item Oconnell, Mary
item Stommel, John
item Aoki, Koh
item Iijima, Yoko
item Slade, Ann
item Hurst, Susan
item Loeffler, Dayna
item Steine, Michael
item Vafeados, Dionne
item Mcguire, Cate
item Freeman, Carrie
item Amen, Anna
item Goodstal, John
item Facciotti, Daniel
item Van Eck, Joyce
item Causse, Mathilde

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/15/2007
Publication Date: 6/20/2007
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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