New Source of the j2 Gene Governing Jointless Pedicel in Tomato

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Science  29 Dec 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3496, pp. 2102
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3496.2102


A multiple-flowered, jointless pedicel, single plant appeared in the tomato variety 146 in 1958. The gene governing the jointless pedicel character was found to be identical with the j2 gene found in a tomato strain from the Galapagos Islands. The character is considered to be a mutant and of potential value in the development of mechanically harvestable tomatoes.