Journal article

Metabolite analysis for the comparison of irrigated and non-irrigated field grown tomato of varying genotype

Yaniv Semel, Nicolas Schauer, Ute Roessner, Dani Zamir, Alisdair Robert Fernie

METABOLOMICS | SPRINGER | Published : 2007

Abstract

Every year the consequences of water deficit on crop yield and quality are profound. The observation that many wild species relatives of cultivated crops display a greater stress tolerance and the fact that the cultivated species generally display only a fraction of the allelic diversity available within the tomato clade suggest that crossing of wild species with elite cultivars could improve the stress physiology of modern crops. To assess this from the basis of chemical composition we applied an established GC-MS based metabolite profiling method to fruits from irrigated and non-irrigated tomato plants either of the cultivated tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) or of its hybrid with its wild sp..

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