GALAPAGOS TOMATOES AND TORTOISES

@article{Rick1961GALAPAGOSTA,
  title={GALAPAGOS TOMATOES AND TORTOISES},
  author={C. Rick and Robert I. Bowman},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1961},
  volume={15}
}
One of the several unique features of tomatoes native to the Galapagos IslandsLycopersicon esculentum var. minor (L. cheesmanii var. minor) and related formsis seed dormancy. Less than one per cent of their seeds, which are notably smaller than those of other known tomatoes, will germinate without treatment. Germination of up to ten per cent can be obtained with var. minor if part of the seed coat is carefully excised (Rick, 1956). The present report deals with attempts to break the seed… Expand
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