from more than 10 countries have developed a project called
“The International Solanaceae Genome Project (SOL)”.
Tomato is the model crop to study fruit ripening. Considering
the importance of tomato it has been chosen by SOL as a model
member of Solanaceae for sequencing of its genome. India has
been allocated chromosome 5 for this project. The high degree
of conservation in genome organization among Solanaceae members,
would allow the information generated with tomato to be extended
to other Solanaceae members in future. It is proposed that only
euchromatin part of tomato genome would be sequenced. It is
estimated that chromosome 5 consists of approximately 11 Mb
of euchromatin. However, actual sequencing effort may require
10% additional sequencing and 20% overlap between neighbouring
BAC clones. Sequencing of euchromatin part of this chromosome
is proposed to be carried out at University of Delhi South Campus
(5 Mb), NRCPB, IARI (5 Mb) and NCPGR, JNU Campus (2 Mb).