Invasive Species Compendium

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Abstract

The floral system of tomato.

Abstract

Compared with Arabidopsis and Antirrhinum, the shoot system of tomato is a sympodium, the first flower of the inflorescence is apical and no bracts are formed. The possible function of genes affecting growth habit and inflorescence development are discussed, and the unique developmental alterations caused by inhibition or ectopic expression of tomato-specific MADS-box genes are analysed in detail. Preliminary analysis of transgenic tomato plants expressing an alien homeotic gene and several chimaeric genes of the MADS-box family is also reported.