MiBASE is specifically designed around the MicroTom tomato variety (Dan et al. 2006) and is housed at the Kazusa Institute in the Chiba Prefecture in Japan. The database offers comprehensive annotation for the MicroTom ESTs sequenced at the Kazusa Institute (Ya-
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mamoto et al. 2005), which were assembled into unigenes with other tomato EST sequences. MicroTom clones sequenced at the Kazusa Institute can be ordered at this site, and extensive biochemical pathway annotation information is available (Yano et al. 2006).
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