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From genome to phenome and back in tomato
- Ichihashi, Yasunori, Sinha, Neelima R
- Current opinion in plant biology 2014 v.18 pp. 9-15
- evolution, genome, genomics, phenotype, physiology, tomatoes, wild relatives
- The tomato is an ideal plant species for genomic and evolutionary studies. Thanks to recent technical advances, a plethora of information relating to tomato genomics has been generated. In addition, various phenotypes related to morphology, physiology and yield have been investigated in tomato and its wild relatives. In this review, we summarize recent key findings in tomato genomics that used both developmental and evolutionary approaches to link the genome to phenome. Combined, these perspectives allow us to look at the trends in tomato evolution in addition to providing insight into the future direction of research that can utilize this unique model species.