Plant Molecular Biology Reporter

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 748–750 | Cite as

PAAS: Fast Retrieval of Plant Amino Acid Substitutions and Their Effects on Comparative Phenomics

  • Junyang Yue
  • Wenjie Wang
  • Rongjun Ban
  • Yunye Zhu
  • Jia Liu
  • Yongsheng Liu
Brief Communication


PAAS (Plant Amino Acid Substitutions) is a web database that provides a comprehensive collection of single amino acid substitutions and plant phenotype effects. It gives direct access to the query for comparative phenotype among different species. From here, users can obtain detailed annotation of each variants, substitution combination, and corresponding protein effects. Currently, PAAS covers 4,749 manually curated single amino acid substitutions scattered throughout 1,313 proteins from 111 plant species. PAAS should be an efficient resource for researchers to facilitate gene function understanding, produce rationally designed protein, as well as improve plant desirable traits. The database is implemented in PHP MySQL JavaScript and can be accessed at without registration.


Amino acid substitutions Protein mutation Plant phenotype SNP Database 



Plant Amino Acid Substitutions


Single nucleotide polymorphism



Supported by the National Science and Technology Key Project of China (2011CB100401), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (31171179), Advanced Program of Doctoral Fund of Ministry of Education of China (20110181130009), the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (30825030), a Key Project from the Government of Sichuan Province (2013NZ0014), and a Project from the Government of Anhui Province (2012AKKG0739).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Junyang Yue
    • 1
  • Wenjie Wang
    • 1
  • Rongjun Ban
    • 3
  • Yunye Zhu
    • 1
  • Jia Liu
    • 1
  • Yongsheng Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Biotechnology and Food EngineeringHefei University of TechnologyHefeiChina
  2. 2.Ministry of Education Key Laboratory for Bio-resource and Eco-environment, College of Life Science, State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River EngineeringSichuan UniversityChengduChina
  3. 3.School of Information Science and TechnologyUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina

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