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galina

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What is an FT tomato?
« on: 2020-01-24, 03:45:19 AM »
We have come across the term hybrid FT tomato,(not F1) and do not know what it means. 

Can anybody on here please tell us?  TIA
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William S.

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Re: What is an FT tomato?
« Reply #1 on: 2020-01-24, 06:13:27 AM »
I just tried to ask google. Could be a gene for early flowering also found in Arabidopsis. Could be short for foot tall. Could be a typo of F1.
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Re: What is an FT tomato?
« Reply #2 on: 2020-01-24, 06:31:19 AM »
I searched it too, shows up too many places to be a typo I think but no clue what really is.

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Re: What is an FT tomato?
« Reply #3 on: 2020-01-25, 08:58:49 AM »
Sometimes, disease resistances are stated as letters next to the cultivar name.
I've seen this e.g. in the Seeds 'n Such catalogue. There, FT would mean resistance to Fusarium wilt race 1 and to tomato mosaic virus.

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Re: What is an FT tomato?
« Reply #4 on: 2020-01-25, 09:31:42 AM »
An important gene for hybrid tomatoes is SFT (Single Flower Truss).    Could it be a variant allele of that?

http://image.sciencenet.cn/olddata/kexue.com.cn/upload/blog/file/2011/1/201116233448523782.pdf

Nope, it is a gene called "Flower locus T"  according to google "tomato gene FT"
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/B:PLAN.0000004333.96451.11
« Last Edit: 2020-01-25, 09:33:54 AM by Steph S »