About Solanum lycopersicum
Tomato is a member of the nightshade family, Solanaceae, which includes a variety of agricultural crop plants (e.g. potato, pepper, eggplant, and tobacco). The tomato originated in the Andean region of South America, was grown by Aztecs in Mesoamerica, and spread to Europe by early Spanish explorers. Today, hundreds of varieties are grown throughout the world, with the largest producers being China and the United States. In addition to its value as a food, the tomato has served as an important model system for the study of fruit ripening, plant-pathogen interactions, and molecular genetic mapping. The nuclear genome contains 12 chromosomes and is ~950 Mbp in size.
This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:
Gramene/Ensembl Genomes AnnotationAdditional annotations generated by the Gramene/Ensembl Genomes projects include:
- The standard set of Gramene analyses detailed here.