SeqWright will work with Steve Tanksley and Lukas Mueller of Cornell University; Jim Giovannoni and Joyce van Eck of the Boyce Thompson Institute; and Stephen Stack of Colorado State University.
The research is part of the international effort organized under the Solanaceae Genomics Project, hosted by Cornell.
Intitially, SeqWright will collect 400,000 sequence reads from BACs provided by the SOL consortium. The company will use the data to generate a connector database, and screen for candidate BACs for "future" full-length sequencing, SeqWright said in a statement.
The tomato, or Solanum lycopersicon has 12 chromosomes.
Financial Terms of the collaboration were not disclosed.