The Tomato Genome

  • Mathilde Causse
  • Jim Giovannoni
  • Mondher Bouzayen
  • Mohamed Zouine

Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sophie Colvine, François Xavier Branthôme
    Pages 1-5
  3. Mathilde Causse, Silvana Grandillo
    Pages 23-37
  4. Silvana Grandillo, Maria Cammareri
    Pages 39-73
  5. Christophe Rothan, Cécile Bres, Virginie Garcia, Daniel Just
    Pages 75-94
  6. Marco Pietrella, Giovanni Giuliano
    Pages 95-109
  7. Gabriel Lichtenstein, Mariana Conte, Ramon Asis, Fernando Carrari
    Pages 111-137
  8. Jifeng Tang, Erwin Datema, Antoine Janssen, Roeland C. H. J. van Ham
    Pages 139-158
  9. Stephane Rombauts
    Pages 159-171
  10. Maria Luisa Chiusano, Chiara Colantuono
    Pages 173-199
  11. Jingping Li, Haibao Tang, Xiyin Wang, Andrew H. Paterson
    Pages 201-216
  12. Amy Frary, Sami Doganlar, Anne Frary
    Pages 217-243
  13. Lukas Mueller, Noe Fernandez-Pozo
    Pages 245-255

About this book


This book describes the strategy used for sequencing, assembling and annotating the tomato genome and presents the main characteristics of this sequence with a special focus on repeated sequences and the ancestral polyploidy events. It also includes the chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes. Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is a major crop plant as well as a model for fruit development, and the availability of the genome sequence has completely changed the paradigm of the species’ genetics and genomics. The book describes the numerous genetic and genomic resources available, the identified genes and quantitative trait locus (QTL) identified, as well as the strong synteny across Solanaceae species. Lastly, it discusses the consequences of the availability of a high-quality genome sequence of the cultivated species for the research community. It is a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in the genetics and genomics of tomato and Solanaceae.


Bioinformatics Gene Annotation Gene Mapping Plant Breeding Solanaceae Whole-genome Sequencing

Editors and affiliations

  • Mathilde Causse
    • 1
  • Jim Giovannoni
    • 2
  • Mondher Bouzayen
    • 3
  • Mohamed Zouine
    • 4
  1. 1.GAFLINRAMontfavet CedexFrance
  2. 2.Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant ResearchCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  3. 3.INRA-INP ToulouseCastanet TolosanFrance
  4. 4.INRA-INP ToulouseCastanet TolosanFrance

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