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International Journal of Plant Genomics
Volume 2013, Article ID 949564, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/949564
Methodology Report

The Arabidopsis Stress Responsive Gene Database

1Centre for Bioinformatics, School of Life Science, Pondicherry University, R. V. Nagar, Kalapet, Puducherry 605014, India
2Parasitology Division, Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC-ICMR), Dibrugarh 786 001, India
3Department of Bioinformatics, SRM University, Tamil Nadu 603203, India

Received 24 October 2012; Revised 12 February 2013; Accepted 18 February 2013

Academic Editor: Jaroslav Doležel

Copyright © 2013 Subhomoi Borkotoky et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Plants in nature may face a wide range of favorable or unfavorable biotic and abiotic factors during their life cycle. Any of these factors may cause stress in plants; therefore, they have to be more adaptable to stressful environments and must acquire greater response to different stresses. The objective of this study is to retrieve and arrange data from the literature in a standardized electronic format for the development of information resources on potential stress responsive genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. This provides a powerful mean for manipulation, comparison, search, and retrieval of records describing the nature of various stress responsive genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. The database is based exclusively on published stress tolerance genes associated with plants.