Author Topic: Tomato Pan Genome is out  (Read 912 times)

William S.

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Tomato Pan Genome is out
« on: 2019-05-16, 06:15:05 AM »

New 5000ish genes mapped from the wild relatives.
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Re: Tomato Pan Genome is out
« Reply #1 on: 2019-05-16, 04:02:41 PM »
I heard that on the news but hadn't seen the article. Very interesting the part about the TomLoxC gene, how it influences flavor and is present in only 2% of heirlooms but in 93% of Solanum pimpinellifolium. Perhaps that explains why most all the different segregates of my accidental Solanum pimpinellifolium x who knows are most all so tasty. I say most all because one kind of pear shaped yellow is pure awful.

Also interesting how reference to Solanum pimpinellifolium just keeps showing up in all kinds of places. It tastes good, it's more disease tolerant than most and it's a weed in my garden. Sweet! :D
Now to see if I can manage purposeful crosses with it and get some with bigger fruits. 


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Re: Tomato Pan Genome is out
« Reply #2 on: 2019-05-30, 01:24:24 AM »
I love Marmande's taste. If you like it, you might also like the taste of Super Marmande, Tatura, and maybe Garden Leader Monster.