RODRIGUEZ Gustavo Ruben
Pericarp Total Protein Profiles as Molecular Markers of Tomato Fruit Quality Traits in Two Segregating Populations
RODRÍGUEZ, GUSTAVO RUBÉN; PEREIRA DA COSTA, JAVIER H; TOMAT, DAVID DAMIAN; PRATTA, GUILLERMO RAUL; ZORZOLI, ROXANA; PICARDI, LILIANA AMELIA
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Año: 2011 vol. 130 p. 60 - 60
The tomato fruit quality results of biochemical and physological changes that ocurrs during the ripening process. Although, the pericarp total protein profiles are less polymorphic than DNA-based markers the polimorphism in those could be directly associated with fruit quality traits. The aim of this work was to identify associations between polymorphic polipeptides from fruit pericarp at two ripening stages and fruit quality traits evaluated in two segregating populations of tomato. A cross between a normal ripening cultivar of S. lycopersicum (C, Caimanta) and a genotype carrying the nor (non ripening) gene (N) as well as a cross between Caimanta and a cherry type tomato of S. lycopersicum var. cerasiforme (Ce) showed genetic variance for several fruit quality traits such as fruit weigth, shape, solids soluble content, acidity, color and fruit shelf life. The quantitative variations observed at phenotypic level had correspondence with the polymorphism detected in the protein profiles. Indeed, the polymophic polypeptides associated with quality fruit traits and fruit shelf life would be useful to assist tomato breeding programs as protein molecular markers.