Stephanie Underwood
Year: 2009
Faculty Advisor: Jim Giovannoni

Mapping and Characterization of nei mutant in Solanum lycopersicum

The tomato, Solanum lycopersicum, is one of the United States largest economic vegetable crops and is currently the most commonly used plant model system for studying the process of fruit ripening. One way to study a gene’s function in fruit ripening is to observe its lack of function when the gene contains a deleterious mutation.