Variations in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) cultivars grown under heat stress

  • Mansour A
  • Ismali H
  • Ramadan M
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Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill) is considered as important and economic agricultural crop all over the world. For improving the yield and yield attributes, varieties are often produced and evaluated under different growth condition. In the study presented morphological (growth and yield parame- ters), biochemical (oil, moisture content and radical scavenging activity) and molecular diversity (RAPD and ISSR) of eleven fresh- market tomato (L. esculentum) cultivars (Aledo VF, Carmeuco 201M, Castle-rock, Falkon,Money Maker, Peto 86, Red Star, Super Marmande, Super Queen, Super Strain B, and UC97–3) were analyzed under heat stress in Egypt to assist breeders in se- lecting heat tolerant cultivars and nutritional quality. Cultivars Aledo, Peto86 and Red Star were found to have the most vigo- rous growth habit, while cv. Super Queen has the most sig- nificantGNUNNERTGNUTHCA average fruit weight, yield/plant and total yield/m2 under heat stress. For nutritional quality cv. Super marmande and cv. Aledo showed the highest oil content while cv.Aledo and cv. Money Maker showed the highest radical scavenging activi- ties (RSA). Molecular polymorphism among cultivars was detec- tedGNUNNERTGNUTHCA using two molecular markers systems, RAPD (random am- plified polymorphic DNA) and ISSR (inter-simple sequence re- peat), providing further facilities for molecular comparison.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Egypt
  • Fresh-market tomato
  • compara- tive analysis
  • heat stress
  • molecular markers.

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  • A Mansour

  • H. M. Ismali

  • M. F. Ramadan

  • G. Gyulai

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