The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR), An Arabidopsis thaliana Genome DatabaseEntry ID: usda.AGIS.AtDB
Abstract: The AtDB Project ended on August 31, 1999. The database remained
accessible until November 17, 2000. A new project The
Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) is now the NSF funded
project for Arabidopsis information. See:
The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) provides a
comprehensive resource for the scientific ... community working with
Arabidopsis thaliana, a widely used model plant. TAIR consists
of a searchable relational database, which includes many
different datatypes. The data can be viewed using an interactive
MapViewer, and analyzed with online tools. The datasets can also
be downloaded for your convenience. In addition, pages on news,
information on the Arabidopsis Genome Initiative (AGI),
Arabidopsis lab protocols, and useful links are provided.
TAIR is a collaboration between the Carnegie Institution of
Washington Department of Plant Biology, Stanford, California,
and the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR), Santa Fe,
New Mexico. Funding is provided by the National Science
Foundation, (Grant No. DBI-9978564).
Arabidopsis thaliana is a small flowering plant which is widely
used by plant science researchers as a model organism to study
plant developmental processes. It is member of the Brassica
family, like cabbage and radish. Arabidopsis is not of major
agronomic significance, but it does have several important
advantages for the researchers in many areas of plant biology -
especially genetics and molecular biology. Its advantages
include a small genome size (a haploid content estimated to be
between 100 and 120 Mbp of DNA which is distributed among five
chromosomes), a rapid life cycle (about 6 weeks from seed to
seed), easy cultivation in restricted space, prolific seed
production, and a large number of mutant lines.
Such advantages have led to Arabidopsis becoming the "model
organism" for studies of the molecular genetics of flowering
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Huala, E., et al.
Dataset Title: The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR): A comprehensive database and web-based information retrieval, analysis, and visualization system for a model plant.
Dataset Release Date: 2001
Dataset Release Place: Stanford, CA
Dataset Publisher: CIW
Other Citation Details: Nucleic Acids Res. 2001 Jan 1;29(1):102-5Online Resource: http://www.arabidopsis.org/
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TAIR Carnegie Institution of Washington Dept. of Plant Biology 260, Panama
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94305
AtDB, the Arabidopsis thaliana Database, and
graphical-web-display of progress by the Arabidopsis Genome
Initiative. Flanders et al. 1998 Nucleic Acids Research 26 (1),
Inactivation of the Arabidopsis AGL5 MADS-box gene by homologous
recombination Kempin et al. 1997 Nature 389, 802.
Map positions of 47 Arabidopsis sequences with sequence
similarity to disease-resistance genes Botella et al. 1997 The
Plant Journal In Press
Arabidopsis consensus intron sequences. Brown et al. 1996 Plant
Mol Biol 32, 531-535.
Arabidopsis intron mutations and pre-mRNA splicing. Brown 1996
The Plant Journal 10, 771-780.
Extensive References may be found within the database itself
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-14