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Curr Protoc Bioinformatics. 2010 Jun;Chapter 1:Unit1.11. doi: 10.1002/0471250953.bi0111s30.

Using the Arabidopsis information resource (TAIR) to find information about Arabidopsis genes.

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Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, California.


The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR; 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.

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