This release of Ensembl Plants includes the newly sequenced Solanum lycopersicum (tomato) genome .
Tomato is a member of the Solanaceae family of plants that includes several other economically important species, such as potato, eggplant, petunia, tobacco and pepper . It is one of the most popular fleshy fruit in the world, with 145 million tonnes being produced in 2010 . It is a plant model for, fruit development, ripening, biotic and abiotic stresses, and cell wall biosynthesis . Taxonomically, the tomato is the first plant in Ensembl Genomes to come from the asterid clade; the large majority of the eudicot species being either rosids or asterids . For this reason, tomato has been included in our pan-compara  analysis (for example, see the Gene Tree for Solyc01g088200.2).
 International Tomato Genome Sequencing Project.
 Sequencing the Potato Genome: Outline and First Results.
 Sol Genomics Network - Details for species Solanum lycopersicum.
 Rosids - Wikipedia
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