DES-TOMATO: A Knowledge Exploration System Focused On Tomato Species

Adil Salhi, Sónia Negrão, Magbubah Essack, Mitchell J.L. Morton, Salim Bougouffa, Rozaimi Mohamad Razali, Aleksandar Radovanovic, Benoit Marchand, Maxat Kulmanov, Robert Hoehndorf, Mark Tester, Vladimir B. Bajic

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Tomato is the most economically important horticultural crop used as a model to study plant biology and particularly fruit development. Knowledge obtained from tomato research initiated improvements in tomato and, being transferrable to other such economically important crops, has led to a surge of tomato-related research and published literature. We developed DES-TOMATO knowledgebase (KB) for exploration of information related to tomato. Information exploration is enabled through terms from 26 dictionaries and combination of these terms. To illustrate the utility of DES-TOMATO, we provide several examples how one can efficiently use this KB to retrieve known or potentially novel information. DES-TOMATO is free for academic and nonprofit users and can be accessed at, using any of the mainstream web browsers, including Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5968
JournalScientific Reports
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes


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Salhi, A., Negrão, S., Essack, M., Morton, M. J. L., Bougouffa, S., Mohamad Razali, R., Radovanovic, A., Marchand, B., Kulmanov, M., Hoehndorf, R., Tester, M., & Bajic, V. B. (2017). DES-TOMATO: A Knowledge Exploration System Focused On Tomato Species. Scientific Reports, 7(1), [5968].