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The Tomato Genetic Resource Collection

The tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) is a mainly self-pollinating plant belonging to the Solanaceae family. There are many wild related species of the tomato that cross more or less easily.
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The Tomato collection was created at INRA in 1958 and has expanded over the years to meet the needs of successive breeding programs.

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Espèce apparentée Solanum habrochaites

It currently has more than 2,500 accessions of cultivated tomato from around the world and a hundred accessions belonging to 10 wild related species. The heart of the collection consists of round red tomatoes, but has recently expanded to form accessions, color and the size of diverse fruit (especially cerasiformis tomatoes).

The Tomato Network was created in 1997 with 12 partners including 10 seed companies. This network has helped save and share genetic material, but also to facilitate exchanges between professionals around field trials.

As a result of shared material by the network, the national Tomato collection includes 56 accessions of old varieties of French origin.

⇒ You can view the National Tomato Collection online

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Aperçu de la diversité des tomates conservées à l'INRA

For research purposes, INRA has also established scientific collections, especially populations of recombinant inbred lines, advanced backcross intra- and interspecific and multiparent population (MAGIC), representing more than 1,000 accessions.

⇒ To find out more about current Tomato research programs: Team Diversity Quality and Environment in Tomato

Tomato collection contact:  Hélène Bürck

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The Solanaceae Genetic Resources Network

The Solanaceae Genetic Resources Network of seed vegetables has been moderated by the CRB-Leg since 1996. It has allowed the sharing of materials and...
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