Sexual and somatic hybridization in the genusLycopersicon

  title={Sexual and somatic hybridization in the genusLycopersicon},
  author={Catherine Lefrançois and Yves Chupeau and J. P. Bourgin},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
In recent years, a large number of reports have been published on the recovery of somatic hybrids in the genusLycopersicon and their potential use as a tool in plant breeding programs. Somatic hybridization as a way of enabling the incompatibility barriers which exist within the genusLycopersicon to be bypassed has attracted great interest. WildLycopersicon species harbor numerous interesting agronomic characteristics, which could be transferred to tomato by somatic hybridization. In particular… CONTINUE READING
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