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Expression data for approximately 12000 ESTs over a time course of tomato fruit development was generated. In order to provide the research community access to our normalized microarray data as a tool to assess relative expression of genes of interest, we developed a publicly accessible online database - tomato expression database TED: http://ted.bti.comell.edu). Through this database, we provide multiple approaches to pursue analysis of specific genes of interest and/or access the larger microarray data set to identify sets of genes that may behave in a pattern of interest to the user. A set of useful data mining and data visualization tools were developed and are under continuing expansion according to user's requirements. Developed initially as a data mining and analysis resource, TED also contains comprehensive annotation of each EST including homology derived from sequence similarity searches of GenBank and GO terms assigned manually according to putative functions.