A tomato mutant database providing visible phenotypic data of tomato mutant lines generated by ethylmethane sulfonate (EMS) treatment or gamma-ray irradiation in the genetic background of Micro-Tom, a small and rapidly growing variety. In the updated version of TOMATOMA, additional EMS mutant lines were generated via a second round of EMS treatment to increase the mutation frequency, and a bulk set of mutant seeds was prepared for screening. Furthermore, we collected additional information concerning Brix values and carotenoid contents in mutant fruits for TOMATOMA. This metabolite information is valuable for both basic and applied tomato research.
Gene Research Center, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan; Agricultural and Forestry Research Center, Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan; National Institute of Genetics, Mishima, Japan
TOMATOMA funding source(s)
This work was supported by the National BioResource Project (NBRP) from Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).