The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)


Woodward Library is pleased to announce that as a result of generous donations from the Estate of Robert Charles Brooke and the Estate of Richard Irving Greyson, UBC now has a subscription to TAIR (The Arabidopsis Information Resource).

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) is a database of genetic, genomic, and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Data includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, gene expression and protein localization data, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, curated relevant publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community.

TAIR is an essential resource for plant biologists worldwide. At UBC researchers in the Faculties of Science, Forestry and Land & Food Systems use TAIR routinely to not only study Arabidopsis but other plants as well. As an example, one recent study by UBC researchers published in the journal Science successfully used Arabidopsis to visualize the synthesis of cellulose. TAIR will also be of benefit to undergraduate students enrolled in higher level courses such as BIOL 337 (Introductory Genetics Laboratory), BIOL 433 (Plant Genetics) and BIOL 440 (Plant Genomics).