Growth habit in mini tomato hybrids from a dwarf line


  • Rafael Resende Finzi Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Gabriel Mascarenhas Maciel Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • José Magno Queiroz Luz Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Andressa Alves Clemente Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Ana Carolina Silva Siquieroli Universidade Federal de Uberlândia



brix, dwarfism, mutation, Solanum lycopersicum


The growth habit directly influences the tomato architecture, impacting on agronomic performance of mini-tomato hybrids. However, little is known about the growth habit of mini-tomatoes hybrids obtained by the crossing of dwarf lines versus normal lines with different growth habits. The objective of this study was to determine the type of growth that occurs when crossing a mini-tomato dwarf line versus normal phenotype lines with indeterminate, determined and semi-determinate growth habit. The methodology consisted of biparental crosses [determined from a cross between a dwarf line with normal lines of different growth habits (determinate, semi-determinate and indeterminate)] and reciprocal backcrosses of the F1 to the parents [normal lines (P1) and dwarf line (P2)], and obtained the F2 generation. Was evaluated phenotypically the growth habit in each generation. The growth habit proportions of F1 (P1xP2), F1 (P2xP1), F2, F1RC1 (P1) and F1RC1 (P2), were classified after checking the expected and observed frequencies using the χ² test (F= 0.05). Was concluded that, when the determined and semi-determined growth habits are used as parents to produce hybrids, in F2 population growth habits shows 3:1 type segregation. Futhermore, regardless of the normal parent growth habit, the hybrids (F1) always will show indeterminate growth when they are crossed with the mini-tomato dwarf line of this study.


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Author Biography

Rafael Resende Finzi, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia





How to Cite

FINZI, R.R., MACIEL, G.M., LUZ, J.M.Q., CLEMENTE, A.A. and SIQUIEROLI, A.C.S., 2017. Growth habit in mini tomato hybrids from a dwarf line . Bioscience Journal [online], vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 52–56. [Accessed16 April 2024]. DOI 10.14393/BJ-v33n1a2017-35763. Available from:



Agricultural Sciences