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Collections Strengths: Solanum/Lycopersicon (tomatoes)

Charles Rick (the late Professor of Vegetable Crops) and Roger Chetelet (Agronomist and Dr. Rickís successor) have studied cultivated tomatoes and their wild relatives at UC Davis for decades. As a result, we have an excellent collection of Lycopersicon (now in the genus Solanum). This collection documents Dr. Rickís and Dr. Cheteletís collecting expeditions in South America, as well as the holdings of the UC Davis Tomato Genetics Resource Center.