Details for species Solanum lycopersicum

Basic information 
Scientific Name
Solanum lycopersicum
Common name
Common tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is one of the most popular fleshy fruit in the world. Tomato originated in the New World in the Andean region. The abundant genetic resources, like germplasm or mutants collections, high-density genetic maps (1, 2), efficient transient and stable transformation (3), EST databases (4, 5) and microarrays (6, 7), make tomato an essential model system in the study of fleshy fruits. It is a plant model for analysis of QTL (8, 9), fruit development (10), ripening processes (11, 12, 13), salinity tolerance (14), plant disease (15, 16, 17), carotenoid (18, 19) and cell wall biosynthesis (20, 21,22).

More tomato genetic resources can be found in:
* Tomato Genetic Resource Center.

The Solanum lycopersicum genome is being sequenced by the International Tomato Genome Sequencing Consortium. See International Tomato Genome Sequencing Project
Solanum esculentum Dunal, Lycopersicon esculentum var. esculentum, Solanum lycopersicum L., tomato, Solanum esculentum, Lycopersicon esculentum, Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Taxonomic information 
asterids, lamiids, Solanales, Solanaceae, Solanoideae, Solaneae, Solanum, Lycopersicon
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External Links 
Metabolic details 
See LycoCyc
Genome data  
Transcript Information  
Libraries (73)
Most of the iSolanum lycopersicum/i data has been submitted by the a href="/about/tomato_project/"Tomato Genome Project/a funded by the NSF. Most libraries were generated in the laboratory of Prof. Steven Tanksley at a href=""Cornell University/a. The sequencing was mostly performed by a href=""TIGR/a.
Phenomic Details  
Number of phenotyped lines : 45710
Number of traits scored : 751350
Number of ontology annotations : 29817

QTL data 
SOL-100 Genome sequencing project data  
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