Variation Revealed by SNP Genotyping and Morphology Provides Insight into the Origin of the Tomato

  title={Variation Revealed by SNP Genotyping and Morphology Provides Insight into the Origin of the Tomato},
  author={Jose M. Blanca and J. S{\'a}nchez Ca{\~n}izares and Laura Cordero and Laura Pascual and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} D{\'i}ez and Fernando Nuez},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, is divided into two widely distributed varieties: the cultivated S. lycopersicum var. lycopersicum, and the weedy S. lycopersicum var. cerasiforme. Solanum pimpinellifolium is the most closely related wild species of tomato.The roles of S. pimpinellifolium and S. l. cerasiforme during the domestication of tomato are still under debate. Some authors consider S. l. cerasiforme to be the ancestor, whereas others think that S. l. cerasiforme is an admixture of S… CONTINUE READING
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