RODRIGUEZ Gustavo Ruben
Transgressive segregation for fruit quality traits in a cross between wild and mutant genotypes of Lycopersicon spp
RODRÍGUEZ, GUSTAVO RUBÉN; PRATTA, GUILLERMO RAUL; ZORZOLI, ROXANA; PICARDI, LILIANA AMELIA
NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF CROP AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE
Año: 2005 vol. 33 p. 373 - 373
A cross between a Lycopersicon esculentum accession carrying the mutant nor and an accession of L. esculentum var. cerasiforme was made to analyse the joint genetic effect upon the phenotypic segregation of some fruit quality traits in the F2 generation. Fruit from the F1, F2 and the parents (as testers) were evaluated for shelf life and another quality traits. Because of the presence of individuals falling beyond their parental phenotypes in the F2, a transgressive inheritance was estimated by a Chi-square test. Transgressive inheritance was present for relevant traits such as shape, colour, firmness, and shelf life. The broad sense heritability values were highly significant for all traits and the shelf life was not associated with any other fruit quality trait. The use of this wild accession as a parent in a tomato breeding programs becomes an alternative for increasing fruit quality and especially prolonging the fruit shelf life.