GABI-Kat SimpleSearch: a flanking sequence tag (FST) database for the identification of T-DNA insertion mutants in Arabidopsis thaliana

Bioinformatics. 2003 Jul 22;19(11):1441-2. doi: 10.1093/bioinformatics/btg170.


Summary: 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.


Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics*
  • DNA Transposable Elements / genetics*
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Database Management Systems*
  • Databases, Nucleic Acid*
  • Expressed Sequence Tags*
  • Gene Expression Profiling / methods
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Internet
  • Mutagenesis, Insertional / methods*
  • Plants, Genetically Modified / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods
  • Terminal Repeat Sequences / genetics
  • User-Computer Interface


  • DNA Transposable Elements
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • T-DNA