The origin of the cultivated tomato

Jenkins, J.A. (1948) The origin of the cultivated tomato. Economic Botany, 2 (4). pp. 379-392.

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The ancestral form of the cultivated tomato was orig- inally confined to the Peru-Ecuador area. After spreading north possibly as a weed in pre-Columbian times it was not extensively domesticated until it reached Mexico, and from there the cultivated forms were disseminated.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Division of Genetics, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Sandhya Gir
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2011 20:02
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2011 20:04

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