Bioinformatics Resources for Arabidopsis thaliana
Arabidopsis thaliana was the first plant to be sequenced in 2000 and is widely used as a model organism for flowering plants. This has led to the generation of large data sets, such as sequences (DNA, RNA and proteins), gene predictions, protein information and microarray data. A number of different databases have been developed to store, distribute and analyse these data. These range from large repositories that contain a wide range of data (e.g. sequences, gene models, germplasm data) and small specialised databases containing one type of data (e.g. protein localisation). In addition tools have been developed to enable users to access, download and analyse the data. These include tools to analyse sequences, gene function, metabolomic pathways and microarray data. A number of these databases and tools will be described.
KeywordsArabidopsis Transcriptomics Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics
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