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Arabidopsis genome sequence as a tool for functional genomics in tomato

Kirankumar S Mysore1, Robert P Tuori1 and Gregory B Martin12*

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1 Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research

2 Department of Plant Pathology, Cornell University, Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

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Genome Biology 2001, 2:reviews1003-reviews1003.4  doi:10.1186/gb-2001-2-1-reviews1003

Published: 12 January 2001


Tomato is a well-established model organism for studying many biological processes including resistance and susceptibility to pathogens and the development and ripening of fleshy fruits. The availability of the complete Arabidopsis genome sequence will expedite map-based cloning in tomato on the basis of chromosomal synteny between the two species, and will facilitate the functional analysis of tomato genes.