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Advances in marker-assisted breeding of tomatoes

Code: 9781838792824
Junming Li, Institute of Vegetables and Flowers – Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China

Chapter synopsis: Tomato is one of the most important vegetable crops in the world. This chapter describes the process of marker development and how this can be used to improve tomato breeding. The chapter discusses the techniques of marker-assisted selection (MAS) and genomic selection (GS) to identify and exploit specific traits in tomato.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2016.0007.09
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Marker development 3 Populations for mapping 4 Strategies for trait association and GWAS 5 Mapping targeted traits in tomato 6 Selection methods 7 MAS progress in tomato breeding 8 Current developments in tomato breeding 9 Conclusions and future trends 10 Where to look for further information 11 References

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