International Tomato Genome Sequencing Project

Current Tomato Genome version SL3.0 and Annotation ITAG3.10 [ New ]
We are pleased to announce the release of version SL3.0 of the tomato genome and version ITAG3.20 of the annotation. You can find more information about ITAG3.20 from our presentation at the PAG 2017 meeting and about SL3.0 from our presentation at the SOL 2015 meeting. The genome data is available from our FTP site (Build SL3.0 and ITAG3.20), JBrowse and Blast.

Please use the contact form to let us know if you notice any issues with SL3.0 or ITAG3.20.

Build statistics SL3.0
Annotation statistics ITAG3.20

BAC integration:
   - 1,069 full-length phase htgs3 BACs were integrated
   - 11Mb of contig gaps were removed

Optical map validation:
   - Chr00 contigs were integrated in Chr02 and Chr09
   - 3 inversions were corrected in chr 12 and chr 3
   - 19 gaps were resized using optical maps

   - 30,868 genes in ITAG3.20
   - 20,766 genes were updated using extensive RNAseq data
   - 4,900 novel genes are reported
   - User curated functional annotations assigned to 2,300 genes

Tomato Genome Published

The tomato genome was 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.

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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