General Database

A plethora of useful links to databases, tools and resources for Arabidopsis and plant researchers.

ABRC, Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center

Contains a catalogue of all seed stocks, a searchable germplasm database and searchable polymorphism database.


Addgene is a non-profit plasmid repository dedicated to helping academic scientists around the world share high-quality plasmids.

Bio-Analytic Resource for Plant Biology

The BAR provides web-based tools for standardized visualization of your data focused on that obtained by functional genome approaches. This provides information for a wide range of plant species and really brings expression data to life in a standard, easily understandable manner. The BAR may be used to explore large-scale data sets from Arabidopsis and other species, and for hypothesis generation.

Questions that can be answered are, for example:

> Are there any genes that are co-expressed with my gene of interest?

> Are there any predicted interactors with my favourite protein?

> Where is my gene expressed?

General Instructions for using BAR.


BioDare stands for Biological Data Repository, its main focus is data from circadian experiments.

It is part of the Timet network (see below in General databases)


CiteAb is the largest citation-ranked antibody search engine, regularly updated with new antibodies and citations. We list almost 1 million antibodies from 60 companies, along with publications that cite them.

You can submit your publications which use antibodies to add to the database and increase the impact and profile of your research. Users are also encouraged to submit original primary antibodies. 


The European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) is a centre for research and services in bioinformatics.

EBI Service

Comprehensive list of all tools and databases available at EBI

EBI Tool Box

Range of bioinformatics tools for DNA and protein analysis


A range of tools for sequence analysis and manipulation. 

From the abstract: GabiPD constitutes a repository and analysis platform for a wide array of heterogeneous data arising from high-throughput experiments in several plant species. Currently, data from different ‘omics’ fronts are incorporated in GabiPD (i.e., genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics), originating from 14 different model or crop species. 

INRA, Versailles Genomic Resources Centre

55, 000 independent insertion mutants, more than 500 ecotype, nearly 30 Recombinant Inbred Line (RIL) populations with approximately 450 lines each and databases

Isoprenoid Pathway Database (AtIPD)

Provides access to manually curated list of Arabidopsis isoprenoid pathways and genes, and allows to visualize pathway topology

Mutant genotype and phenotype dataset

Lloyd and Meinke have made a dataset of 2400 genes with loss-of-function phenotypes in Arabidopsis. The complete dataset is found in Supplementary Table 2 of the Plant Physiology paper.

NASC, Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre

Provides seed and information resources to the international Arabidopsis and wider research community. Data available includes catalogue of all seed stocks, a searchable germplasm database, a searchable collection of images of numerous Arabidopsis ecotypes and mutants, international Affymetrix service and a wealth of publically available microarray data.

Nowomics - Arabidopsis data and papers feed

Nowomics tracks new data in many online biological databases and identifies genes and key terms in new paper abstracts.

You follow the genes, proteins and processes that you work on. It's like Twitter for biological data.

Your news feed shows the latest information relevant to your research, with email alerts so you don't miss that all important paper.

Nowomics has a designated Arabidopsis feed for plant data and published papers. 

Nucleic Acid Research Databases list

Extensive list of over 1300 carefully selected databases covering various aspects of molecular and cell biology. The databases can be organised according to categories. The Plant Databases include Arabidopsis and other species.

Plant Hormone Database

Arabidopsis Hormone Database 2.0 is an update version of AHD (Arabidopsis Hormone Database). You can find useful information on eight major phytohormones: abscisic acid, auxin, brassinosteroid, cytokinin, ethylene, gibberellin, jasmonic acid and salicylic acid.

We hope you can enjoy yourselves on following things: a collective of genes with information based on various studies; genetics relationship of these genes; miRNA predictions; expression signatures et. al., and we hope you can find a way leading to the understanding of phytohormone responses in our AHD2.0!

Proteins of Unknown Function

Functional characterization of unknown genes is a challenge, but various databases (e.g. for protein localization and coexpression) can be mined to provide clues. Multiple lines of evidence can strengthen predictions and warrant experimental characterization. In some cases, relatively quick tests in genetically tractable microbes can determine whether a prediction merits biochemical validation, which is costly and demands specialized skills.

RIKEN BRC, Bioresource

A collection of ecotypes and mutant Arabidopsis lines, as well as cDNA clones from a number of plant species.

TAIR Tools

A very comprehensive Arabidopsis database containing a plethora of information including sequence, annotation, genes, markers, clones, proteins, microarrays, publications and people.

TAIR, The Arabidopsis Information Resource

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.


TiMet is a major EU project in plant systems biology. TiMet assembles leaders in experimental and theoretical plant systems biology to advance understanding of the regulatory interactions between the circadian clock and plant metabolism, and their emergent effects on whole-plant growth and productivity.