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The tomato genome: implications for plant breeding, genomics and evolution

Aashish Ranjan, Yasunori Ichihashi and Neelima R Sinha*

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Department of Plant Biology, University of California at Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA

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Genome Biology 2012, 13:167  doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-8-167

Published: 30 August 2012

Abstract

The genome sequence of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum), one of the most important vegetable crops, has recently been decoded. We address implications of the tomato genome for plant breeding, genomics and evolutionary studies, and its potential to fuel future crop biology research.

Keywords:
Genome; Arabidopsis; Tomato; Solanaceae; Biodiversity; Genomics; QTL; Omics