John R. Smeda

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Acylsugars are secondary metabolites with proven insect resistance properties that are produced by many Solanaceous species including Solanum pennellii, a wild relative of tomato. The acylsugar chemotypes of S. pennellii varies greatly within its natural range and might be the product of plant/insect coevolution. The S. pennellii accession LA716 was used to(More)
Acylsugars are important insect defense compounds produced at high levels by glandular trichomes of the wild tomato, Solanum pennellii. The ability to produce acylsugars at elevated levels was bred into the tomato line CU071026. This study utilized a marker-assisted backcross approach to individually introgress into CU071026 and to fine map the three(More)
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