〒305-8572Tennodai 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Japan
Tomato is a model plant for studying Solanaceae family and fruit development as well as it is important for the target of food industry and agriculture. From these reasons, the tomato has been selected as a core model plant for accelerating genomic studies in the Solanaceae family, and its genome has sequenced by The International Solanaceae Genomics Project (SOL). In order to effectively and efficiently utilize the information released by SOL, it is urgent to establish the own functional genomics tools and resources in tomato. In this project, tomato bioresources will be established by the University of Tsukuba as the main resource center and Osaka Prefecture University as the subresource center. University of Tsukuba is in charge of collection, maintenance and distribution of Micro-Tom mutants generated by EMS treatment and gamma irradiation, transgenic tomato lines and tomato experimental lines. Osaka Prefecture University is in charge of collection, maintenance and distribution of full-length cDNA clones and promoter clones from Micro-Tom and other genotypes. The genomics information of the collected tomato lines and clones has been accumulated in a database and being released for public use. We believe the resources would activate the tomato research community world wide as complementary materials to each other.