UNIT 1.11 Using The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) to Find Information About Arabidopsis Genes

  1. Philippe Lamesch,
  2. Kate Dreher,
  3. David Swarbreck,
  4. Rajkumar Sasidharan,
  5. Leonore Reiser,
  6. Eva Huala

Published Online: 1 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0111s30

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Lamesch, P., Dreher, K., Swarbreck, D., Sasidharan, R., Reiser, L. and Huala, E. 2010. Using The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) to Find Information About Arabidopsis Genes. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 30:1.11:1.11.1–1.11.51.

Author Information

  1. Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: JUN 2010


The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR; http://arabidopsis.org) is a comprehensive Web resource of Arabidopsis biology for plant scientists. TAIR curates and integrates information about genes, proteins, gene function, gene expression, mutant phenotypes, biological materials such as clones and seed stocks, genetic markers, genetic and physical maps, biochemical pathways, genome organization, images of mutant plants, protein sub-cellular localizations, publications, and the research community. The various data types are extensively interconnected and can be accessed through a variety of Web-based search and display tools. This unit primarily focuses on some basic methods for searching, browsing, visualizing, and analyzing information about Arabidopsis genes and describes several new tools such as a new TAIR genome browser (GBrowse), and the TAIR synteny viewer (GBrowse_syn). We also describe how to use AraCyc for mining plant metabolic pathways. Curr. Protoc. Bioinform. 30:1.11.1-1.11.51. © 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


  • Arabidopsis;
  • databases;
  • bioinformatics;
  • data mining;
  • genomics