International Tomato Genome Sequencing Project

Tomato Genome Published
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.

Access the genome data on the SGN Tomato Genome Page.

Press Releases


China | Germany | Max Planck | Helmholtz | Israel | Japan | Korea | Spain | United Kingdom | The Netherlands | USA: University of Oklahoma | Colorado State University | Boyce Thompson Institute

The Tomato Genome in the News

Nature | Reuters India | New York Times | BBC | Natural History Museum, London | VTM Het Nieuws (Belgium) | more Belgian links | Die Zeit (Germany) | | Reuters UK | El Mundo (Spain) | Publico (Spain) | ABC (Spain) | Agenciasinc (Spain) | Le Figaro (France) | Sciences Et Avenir (France) | (Russia) | TheMarker (Israel)

Data release policy 
All data is openly and freely available on SGN, MIPS, and Genbank.

The International Tomato Genome Sequencing Project was begun in 2004 by an international consortium including participants from Korea, China, the United Kingdom, India, the Netherlands, France, Japan, Spain, Italy and the United States. The initial approach was to sequence only the euchromatic sequence using a BAC-by-BAC approach, and in total more than 1,200 BACs have been sequenced. In 2009, a complementary whole-genome shotgun approach was initiated, which in conjunction with other data yielded high quality assemblies. The International Tomato Annotation Group (ITAG) annotates the genome builds generated by this combined sequencing approach.

Official annotation browse genome contigs and official annotations 
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.
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Tomato genome sequence builds  
Clone sequences  
Other tomato genome pages on SGN  
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