Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/26/2002
Publication Date: 8/1/2003
Citation: ADAMS-PHILLIPS, L., ALBA, R., BARRY, C., GIOVANNONI, J.J. GENOMICS OF ETHYLENE SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION IN TOMATO. KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS. BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY OF THE PLANT HORMONE ETHYLENE. 2003. P. 131-136. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The recent development of molecular tools which facilitate characterization of whole genome organization in addition to the ability to monitor genome activity through gene expression profiling is allowing researchers to begin addressing questions of plant development, signaling, and response in ways much more comprehensive than has been previously possible. We have participated in a National Science Foundation funded program to develop tools for tomato genomics and have initiated experiments toward comprehensive analysis of tomato fruit ripening and ripening-associated ethylene responses via microarray expression profiling. A more targeted approach has been taken toward characterization of how ethylene signal transduction mechanisms have evolved in tomato as compared to Arabidopsis through isolation and characterization of tomato homologs of the Arabidopsis CTR1 gene. This latter effort was facilitated by the availability of large numbers of tomato EST sequences generated under the NSF Tomato Genome Project.