DOMISOL (2019 - 2024)

Domestication as a step towards reproductive isolation (tomato, aubergine and Melon collections)

Wild relatives are a useful source of genetic variability for improvement of cultures. However the success of this is dependent on the compatibility of crosses between the cultivated and wild forms and the fertility of the resulting progeny.

The Domisol project aims at characterising the breadth and molecular nature of reproductive barriers between wild and cultivated forms, and the underlying evolutionary processes at work. Because of their recent divergence, the wild/domesticated systems allow the study of reproductive barriers as they are happening. The project focuses on 14 wild/cultivated species including aubergine, melon and tomato.

Modification date : 21 June 2023 | Publication date : 02 March 2021 | Redactor : SLP