Comprehensive Resources for Tomato Functional Genomics Based on the Miniature Model Tomato Micro-Tom

Author(s): C. Matsukura, K. Aoki, N. Fukuda, T. Mizoguchi, E. Asamizu, T. Saito, D. Shibata, H. Ezura

Journal Name: Current Genomics

Volume 9 , Issue 7 , 2008

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Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L., Solanaceae) is an excellent model plant for genomic research of solanaceous plants, as well as for studying the development, ripening, and metabolism of fruit. In 2003, the International Solanaceae Project (SOL, was initiated by members from more than 30 countries, and the tomato genome- sequencing project is currently underway. Genome sequence of tomato obtained by this project will provide a firm foundation for forthcoming genomic studies such as the comparative analysis of genes conserved among the Solanaceae species and the elucidation of the functions of unknown tomato genes. To exploit the wealth of the genome sequence information, there is an urgent need for novel resources and analytical tools for tomato functional genomics. Here, we present an overview of the development of genetic and genomic resources of tomato in the last decade, with a special focus on the activities of Japan SOL and the National Bio-Resource Project in the development of functional genomic resources of a model cultivar, Micro-Tom.

Keywords: Expressed sequence tag, full-length Cdna, genome sequence, mutant resource, Micro-Tom, JSOL, Solanum lycopersicum, tomato

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Year: 2008
Published on: 01 March, 2012
Page: [436 - 443]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/138920208786241225
Price: $65

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