- GABI-Kat SimpleSearch: new features of the Arabidopsis thaliana T-DNA mutant database. [PMID: 22080561]
Nils Kleinboelting, Gunnar Huep, Andreas Kloetgen, Prisca Viehoever, Bernd Weisshaar
Nucleic acids research 2012:40(Database issue)
94 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-01-27)
Abstract: T-DNA insertion mutants are very valuable for reverse genetics in Arabidopsis thaliana. Several projects have generated large sequence-indexed collections of T-DNA insertion lines, of which GABI-Kat is the second largest resource worldwide. User access to the collection and its Flanking Sequence Tags (FSTs) is provided by the front end SimpleSearch (http://www.GABI-Kat.de). Several significant improvements have been implemented recently. The database now relies on the TAIRv10 genome sequence and annotation dataset. All FSTs have been newly mapped using an optimized procedure that leads to improved accuracy of insertion site predictions. A fraction of the collection with weak FST yield was re-analysed by generating new FSTs. Along with newly found predictions for older sequences about 20,000 new FSTs were included in the database. Information about groups of FSTs pointing to the same insertion site that is found in several lines but is real only in a single line are included, and many problematic FST-to-line links have been corrected using new wet-lab data. SimpleSearch currently contains data from ~71,000 lines with predicted insertions covering 62.5% of the 27,206 nuclear protein coding genes, and offers insertion allele-specific data from 9545 confirmed lines that are available from the Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre.
- GABI-Kat SimpleSearch: an Arabidopsis thaliana T-DNA mutant database with detailed information for confirmed insertions. [PMID: 17062622]
Yong Li, Mario G Rosso, Prisca Viehoever, Bernd Weisshaar
Nucleic acids research 2007:35(Database issue)
46 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-01-27)
Abstract: Insertional mutagenesis approaches, especially by T-DNA, play important roles in gene function studies of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. GABI-Kat SimpleSearch (http://www.GABI-Kat.de) is a Flanking Sequence Tag (FST)-based database for T-DNA insertion mutants generated by the GABI-Kat project. Currently, the database contains >108,000 mapped FSTs from approximately 64,000 lines which cover 64% of all annotated A.thaliana protein-coding genes. The web interface allows searching for relevant insertions by gene code, keyword, line identifier, GenBank accession number of the FST, and also by BLAST. A graphic display of the genome region around the gene or the FST assists users to select insertion lines of their interests. About 3500 insertions were confirmed in the offspring of the plant from which the original FST was generated, and the seeds of these lines are available from the Nottingham Arabidopsis Stock Centre. The database now also contains additional information such as segregation data, gene-specific primers and confirmation sequences. This information not only helps users to evaluate the usefulness of the mutant lines, but also covers a big part of the molecular characterization of the insertion alleles.
- GABI-Kat SimpleSearch: a flanking sequence tag (FST) database for the identification of T-DNA insertion mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana. [PMID: 12874060]
Yong Li, Mario G Rosso, Nicolai Strizhov, Prisca Viehoever, Bernd Weisshaar
Bioinformatics (Oxford, England) 2003:19(11)
66 Citations (Google Scholar as of 2016-01-27)
Abstract: GABI-Kat SimpleSearch is a database of flanking sequence tags (FSTs) of T-DNA mutagenized Arabidopsis thaliana lines that were generated by the GABI-Kat project. Sequences flanking the T-DNA insertion sites were aligned to the A.thaliana genome sequence, annotated with information about the FST, the insertion site and the line from which the FST was derived. A web interface permits text-based as well as sequence-based searches for relevant insertions. GABI-Kat SimpleSearch aims to help biologists to quickly find T-DNA insertion mutants for their research. http://www.mpiz-koeln.mpg.de/GABI-Kat/