The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana . Data available from TAIR includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, metabolism, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community. Gene product function data is updated every two weeks from the latest published research literature and community data submissions. Gene structures are updated 1-2 times per year using computational and manual methods as well as community submissions of new and updated genes. TAIR also provides extensive linkouts from our data pages to other Arabidopsis resources.
The Arabidopsis Information Resource is covered by SCOPUS. !TAIR will end on August 31 2013. An International Arabidopsis Informatics Consortium (IAIC, http://www.arabidopsis.org/portals/masc/IAIC.jsp) has been organized to develop a new informatics infrastructure. The TAIR team will be working within this consortium to help develop the next generation of informatics tools and resources for the community!
TAIR collaborates with the Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center (ABRC). The Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center at The Ohio State University collects, reproduces, preserves and distributes seed and DNA resources of Arabidopsis thaliana and related species. Stock information and ordering for the ABRC are fully integrated into TAIR. The ABRC's mission is to aquire, preserve and distribute seed and DNA resources that are useful to the Arabidopsis research community.