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

  1. Leonore Reiser,
  2. Seung Yon Rhee

Published Online: 1 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0111s9

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

Current Protocols in Bioinformatics

How to Cite

Reiser, L. and Rhee, S. Y. 2005. Using the Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) to Find Information About Arabidopsis Genes. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. 9:1.11:1.11.1–1.11.45.

Author Information

  1. The Arabidopsis Information Resource, Carnegie Institution, Stanford, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: MAR 2005

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The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR; http://www.arabidopsis.org) is a comprehensive Web resource of Arabidopsis biology for plant scientists. TAIR curates and integrates information about genes, proteins, gene expression, mutant phenotypes, biological materials such as DNA and seed stocks, genetic markers, genetic and physical maps, biochemical pathways, genome organization, images of mutant plants and protein sub-cellular localizations, publications, and the research community Data in TAIR 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. Gene expression data from microarrays is a recent addition to the database and methods for accessing these data are also described. Two pattern identification programs are described for mining TAIR's unique Arabidopsis sequence data sets. We also describe how to use AraCyc for mining plant metabolic pathways.


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