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Firmness Tomato 1

Tomato fruit having increased firmness

This invention relates to a tomato fruit with significantly increased firmness based on the introduction of a QTL allele obtained from wild tomato material. An increase in fruit firmness can have a positive effect on post-harvest properties, and on consumer perception of fruit texture and quality.

Fruit firmness in tomato is determined by a number of factors including cell wall structure, turgor and cuticle properties. Fruit firmness is a quantitative trait involving many genes and yet the identity of the majority of these genes remains elusive. Wild tomato species offer a rich and largely unexplored source of new genetic variation for breeders.

The identified DNA markers represent a rapid assay and research tool to select for cultivated tomato plants containing a defined genetic region.


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Based on FRAND license terms Syngenta will ask a royalty on net sales for the use of this native trait locus in commercial varieties.

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