Plant Biotechnology
Online ISSN : 1347-6114
Print ISSN : 1342-4580
ISSN-L : 1342-4580
Collection of ESTs and building databases for the tomato genomics
Genomic Databases for Tomato
Kentaro YanoKoh AokiDaisuke Shibata
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2007 Volume 24 Issue 1 Pages 17-25


Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a model plant of the Solanaceae family. Various biological aspects of tomato have been investigated with molecular biological approaches, and a significant amount of DNA and protein sequencing data on tomato has been accumulated. Recently, the number of tomato genome sequences in the International Nucleotide Sequence Databases has been rapidly increasing due to the progress of the international tomato genome sequencing project. Here, we summarize the current status of tomato genetic and genomic databases currently available in the public domain. The wealth of tomato genetic and genomic information facilitates elucidation of gene functions and metabolic pathways that will lead to the understanding of genetic diversity in the Solanaceae family.

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© 2007 by Japanese Society for Plant Biotechnology
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