The Arabidopsis SeedGenes Project
Source: Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 31, Number 1, 01 January 2003 , pp. 90-93(4)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:The SeedGenes database (http://www.seedgenes.org) presents molecular and phenotypic information on essential, non-redundant genes of Arabidopsis that give a seed phenotype when disrupted by mutation. Experimental details are synthesized for efficient use by the community and organized into two major sections in the database, one dealing with genes and the other with mutant alleles. The database can be queried for detailed information on a single gene to create a SeedGenes Profile. Queries can also generate lists of genes or mutants that fit specified criteria. The long-term goal is to establish a complete collection of Arabidopsis genes that give a knockout phenotype. This information is needed to focus attention on genes with important cellular functions in a model plant and to assess from a genetic perspective the extent of functional redundancy in the Arabidopsis genome.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA 2: Syngenta, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA 3: *To whom correspondence should be addressed., Tel: +1 4057446549, Fax: +1 4057447074, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: 2003-01-01
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