The Sol Genomics Network ( growing tomatoes using Perl

Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D1149-55. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq866. Epub 2010 Oct 8.


The Sol Genomics Network (SGN; is a clade-oriented database (COD) containing biological data for species in the Solanaceae and their close relatives, with data types ranging from chromosomes and genes to phenotypes and accessions. SGN hosts several genome maps and sequences, including a pre-release of the tomato (Solanum lycopersicum cv Heinz 1706) reference genome. A new transcriptome component has been added to store RNA-seq and microarray data. SGN is also an open source software project, continuously developing and improving a complex system for storing, integrating and analyzing data. All code and development work is publicly visible on GitHub ( The database architecture combines SGN-specific schemas and the community-developed Chado schema ( for compatibility with other genome databases. The SGN curation model is community-driven, allowing researchers to add and edit information using simple web tools. Currently, over a hundred community annotators help curate the database. SGN can be accessed at

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Genome, Plant*
  • Genomics
  • Lycopersicon esculentum / genetics*
  • Lycopersicon esculentum / growth & development
  • Lycopersicon esculentum / metabolism
  • Plant Proteins / genetics
  • Software


  • Plant Proteins