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High density molecular linkage maps of the tomato and potato genomes.
Currently tomato and potato are among the most thoroughly mapped eukaryotic species and the availability of high density molecular linkage maps should facilitate chromosome walking, quantitative trait mapping, marker-assisted breeding and evolutionary studies in these two important and well studied crop species. Expand
The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution
A high-quality genome sequence of domesticated tomato is presented, a draft sequence of its closest wild relative, Solanum pimpinellifolium, is compared, and the two tomato genomes are compared to each other and to the potato genome. Expand
Genetic Regulation of Fruit Development and Ripening
Light is shed on the molecular basis of developmental ripening control, suggested common regulators of climacteric and nonclimacteric ripening physiology, and how these regulators affect human and animal diets. Expand
A naturally occurring epigenetic mutation in a gene encoding an SBP-box transcription factor inhibits tomato fruit ripening
It is demonstrated that an SBP-box gene is critical for normal ripening and highlights the likely importance of epialleles in plant development and the generation of natural variation. Expand
Single-base resolution methylomes of tomato fruit development reveal epigenome modifications associated with ripening
The data show that the epigenome is not static during development and may have been selected to ensure the fidelity of developmental processes such as ripening, and Crop-improvement strategies could benefit by taking into account not only DNA sequence variation among plant lines, but also the information encoded in the epigenomes. Expand
Genome sequence of the hot pepper provides insights into the evolution of pungency in Capsicum species
The genome size of the hot pepper was approximately fourfold larger than that of its close relative tomato, and the genome showed an accumulation of Gypsy and Caulimoviridae family elements. Expand
An Ethylene-Inducible Component of Signal Transduction Encoded by Never-ripe
The ripening-impaired tomato mutant Never-ripe (Nr) is insensitive to the plant hormone ethylene. The gene that cosegregates with the Nr locus encodes a protein with homology to the ArabidopsisExpand
Fleshy Fruit Expansion and Ripening Are Regulated by the Tomato SHATTERPROOF Gene TAGL1[W][OA]
It is demonstrated that TAGL1 plays an important role in regulating both fleshy fruit expansion and the ripening process that together are necessary to promote seed dispersal of fleshy Fruit. Expand
Genomic analyses provide insights into the history of tomato breeding
A comprehensive analysis of tomato evolution based on the genome sequences of 360 accessions provides evidence that domestication and improvement focused on two independent sets of quantitative trait loci (QTLs), resulting in modern tomato fruit ∼100 times larger than its ancestor. Expand
The Tomato MADS-Box Transcription Factor RIPENING INHIBITOR Interacts with Promoters Involved in Numerous Ripening Processes in a COLORLESS NONRIPENING-Dependent Manner1[W][OA]
Evidence is provided that RIN interacts with the promoters of genes involved in the major pathways associated with observed and well-studied ripening phenotypes and phenomena, including the transcriptional control network involved in overall ripening regulation, ethylene biosynthesis, Ethylene perception, downstream ethylene response, cell wall metabolism, and carotenoid biosynthesis. Expand