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Slice of PLOS: 57 Varieties of Tomato

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Artificial selection by humans has shaped tomatoes for the last few thousand years, but what happened before that? A recent paper by Leonie Moyle and colleagues, published in PLOS Biology, looks back over the 2,500,000 years that separate the existing 13 wild and domestic tomato species from their last common ancestor. This Slice of PLOS takes a look at recent research into tomato breeding.

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57 Varieties of Tomato
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