This volume covers the advances in the study of tomato diversity and taxonomy, mapping simple and complex traits, classical genetics and breeding, association studies, molecular breeding, positional cloning, structural genomics, comparative genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics. The information in this book will also be useful to researchers working on other Solanaceaous crops as well as those interested in using tomato as a model crop species.
Table of Contents
Basic Information about Tomatoes and the Tomato Group. Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding. Diversity within Cultivated Tomato. Molecular Markers, Genetic Maps and Association Studies in Tomato. Mapping and Tagging of Simply Inherited Traits. Molecular Mapping of Complex Traits in Tomato. Molecular Breeding. Positional Cloning Strategies in Tomato. Structural Genomics: Studying Variation in Gene Sequences. The Tomato Genome Sequencing Project. Comparative Genome Sequencing of Tomato and Potato. Developments in Tomato Transcriptomics. Proteomics and Metabolomics. Role of Bioinformatics as a Tool in Tomato Research.