Chlorophyll Content of a Dark Green Mutant of ‘Manapal’ Tomato1

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D. C. SandersNorth Carolina State University, Raleigh

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Abstract

Tomato leaf and fruit chlorophyll content of a dark green mutant (dg) of Lycopersicon esculentum Mill cv. Manapal was compared to +/+ and +/dg (within ‘Manapal’) and another high pigment line (hp/hp) from 111. 1252. The mutant dg/dg contained the highest chlorophyll a and total chlorophyll in the exocarp and mesocarp and per unit leaf area. The exocarp and mesocarp of hp/hp contained intermediate chlorophyll concentrations. The mutant dg/dg and hp/hp contained a greater mesocarp chlorophyll b concentration than +/dg or +/+.

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Received for publication August 23, 1974. Paper No. 4446 of the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607. Contribution from the Department of Horticultural Science.

Assistant, Assistant and Associate Professor, respectively, Department of Horticultural Science.

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