Tomato PAN genome consortium – join today and enjoy its full benefits!
Tomato is one of the most consumed berry fruits in the world with global production of 35 million tons in 2018. It’s also the most studied edible fruit crop with thousands of publications. The reference genome of the tomato, “Heinz 1706”, was first published in Nature, May 2012. Due to the broad diversity of tomato uses and different food characteristics, there is a high need to better understand its varieties, as only a minor part is captured by one reference genome.
The tomato breeding and research community needs an affordable and fast means to supplement the already assembled reference genomes with other genomes representing the genetic diversity and a comprehensive means to fully capture and explore the intra species genetic variance of cultivated tomato.
By joining this consortium, you can expand your genomic research efforts - you will benefit from access to its de novo assembled genomes, pseudo chromosome construction, direct linear mappings between genomes, homology based annotation for each of them and full gene Presence Absence, copy number and Structural variation analysis (PAV CNV and SV) and their visualization.
Prof. David Francis (The Ohio State University)
Prof. Samuel Hutton (University of Florida)
Prof. Tong Geon Lee (University of Florida)
4 Leading multinational seed companies
2 Academic institutes
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