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Solanum lycopersicum project



Welcome to the tomato genome database

The tomato genome has been published in Nature on May 31, 2012, culminating years of work by the Tomato Genome Consortium, a multi-national team of scientists from 14 countries. Read more at the Boyce Thompson Institute site and SGN.

Access the genome data on the MIPS Tomato FTP download page and through the search and browse interfaces of this MIPS PlantsDB tomato instance (use navigation bar on the left).

To blast the latest tomato annotation, for enhanced GBrowse views and many more please also visit SGN.

The official annotation for the tomato genome is provided by the International Tomato Annotation Group (ITAG) a multinational consortium, funded in part by the EU-SOL project.

A tutorial movie explaining features and usage of the MIPS tomato genome database (TomDB) is available

To watch the movie please visit http://www.plantbreeding.wur.nl/Publications/EU-SOL/PlantDB.mov For further questions regarding the MIPS Tomato database and its content please contact Manuel Spannagl.


Pre-release VERSION 2.40 of the assembled draft genome sequence of Solanum lycopersicum cv. Heinz 1706 available

Based on version 2.30, VERSION 2.40 of the assembled draft genome sequence of Solanum lycopersicum is now available for download from MIPS TomDB. For details about changes, improvements and older releases please see stats_chromosomes_240.pdf in the download section "assembly_version2.40" and visit the RELEASE NOTES WEBSITE.
DOWNLOAD - hit the 'download sequence data' button and accept the disclaimer and data usage policy first!!



Limited public release of the ITAG annotation VERSION 2.3 of Solanum lycopersicum cv. Heinz 1706 available now

The limited public release of the gene predictions performed by ITAG (ANNOTATION VERSION 2.3) on the assembled draft genome sequence of Solanum lycopersicum (version 2.40) is available from MIPS PlantsDB.

We are happy to announce the limited public release of the gene predictions performed by ITAG (ANNOTATION VERSION 2.3) on the assembled draft genome sequence of Solanum lycopersicum. The gene prediction (v2.3) was performed on the assembled draft genome sequence of Solanum lycopersicum cv. Heinz 1706 in ASSEMBLY version 2.40. Please note that at this time we release the annotation on a gene-per-gene-basis only (NO bulk download) at MIPS PlantsDB. Please read the disclaimer and data release policy carefully and contact Joyce Van Eck if you are uncertain about how to credit use of the annotation, sequence or its appropriate use. Please note that this release should still be considered preliminary and may be subject to frequent update and improvement ... so please make sure to check this page often. For questions regarding the MIPS Tomato database and its content please contact Manuel Spannagl.

For access to ITAG annotation VERSION 2.3 BULK DOWNLOAD files please visit SGN where you have to agree to the data usage policy.



Why sequence tomato?

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Tomato flower

Tomato serves as a model for nightshade plants

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum, formerly Lycopersicon esculentum) belongs to the family of Solanaceae (nightshade) which includes many agriculturally important crops (potato, tobacco, pepper, egg-plant) as well as ornamental plants and medicinals (Capsicum, Atropa belladonna). Tomato as well as many other nightshade plants evolved in South America.

Tomato

Tomato genome will be the reference of Solanaceae species

The tomato genome (950 Mb, ~250 Mb euchromatin) is one of the smallest diploid genomes among the Solanaceae species for which homozygous inbred lines are available. The detailed molecular knowlegde will allow comparative genomics among Solanaceae species and the improvement of desired traits by refinded molecular breeding strategies. Solanaceae show very high conservation among each other and thus, the tomato genome will serve as a 'blue print' for other Solanaceae. In a first step, the euchromatin - where most of the genes are located - will be sequenced.


In case of any problems with data retrieval or if you have questions regarding the data and/or data release policy please contact Manuel Spannagl.