A unique partnership has been formed between Plant Physiology and The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) to create an efficient mechanism that will ensure that genetic and molecular data on Arabidopsis published in the Journal are reliably captured in TAIRs public database. This collaborationthe first of its kind-- provides authors with the ability to submit manuscripts to the Journal for publication and gene information to the TAIR database at the same time.
Plant Physiology (http://www.plantphysiol.org/) is an international plant science journal established in 1926. It publishes articles on broad aspects of plant biology including physiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, biophysics, and environmental biology of plants. Although Plant Physiology publishes papers on a wide range of plants, it publishes a very high number of papers that describe the use of the model organism Arabidopsis thaliana to decipher how plants function. These Arabidopsis articles are the foundation of the connection with TAIR.
TAIR (http://www.arabidopsis.org/) was created in 1999. Its mission is to collect information and maintain a database of genetic and molecular biology data for Arabidopsis thaliana, a widely used model plant. Since its inception, TAIR has grown and now 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, and publications, as well as information about the Arabidopsis research community. For some time now, TAIR has been curating data from the published literature, adding new or additional information relating to Arabidopsis genetics and molecular biology data to the database. Curation is a labor-intensive process that makes certain that the information included in the database is of high quality and as accurate
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American Society of Plant Biologists