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Plant Breeding Methods and Current Problems in Developing Improved Varieties of Tomatoes

J. W. Lesley
Economic Botany
Vol. 2, No. 1 (Jan. - Mar., 1948), pp. 100-110
Published by: Springer on behalf of New York Botanical Garden Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4251888
Page Count: 11
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Abstract

An even greater use of the tomato as a food plant than at present may be possible through the breeding of more productive varieties having higher nutritive value and vitamin-C content. Such varieties might be developed by incorporating in the cultigen, Lycopersicon esculentum, certain desirable genes found in closely related species. For this purpose further genetic studies are necessary, and the development of suitable plant-breeding methods.

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