RARGE: a large-scale database of RIKEN Arabidopsis resources ranging from transcriptome to phenome

Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 Jan 1;33(Database issue):D647-50. doi: 10.1093/nar/gki014.


The RIKEN Arabidopsis Genome Encyclopedia (RARGE) database houses information on biological resources ranging from transcriptome to phenome, including RIKEN Arabidopsis full-length (RAFL) complementary DNAs (cDNAs), their promoter regions, Dissociation (Ds) transposon-tagged lines and expression data from microarray experiments. RARGE provides tools for searching by resource code, sequence homology or keyword, and rapid access to detailed information on the resources. We have isolated 245 946 RAFL cDNA clones and collected 11 933 transposon-tagged lines, which are available from the RIKEN Bioresource Center and are stored in RARGE. The RARGE web interface can be accessed at http://rarge.gsc.riken.jp/. Additionally, we report 90 000 new RAFL cDNA clones here.

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics*
  • Arabidopsis / metabolism
  • DNA Transposable Elements
  • DNA, Complementary / chemistry
  • Databases, Genetic*
  • Gene Expression Profiling
  • Genome, Plant*
  • Genomics
  • Mutation
  • Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis
  • Phenotype
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic
  • Software
  • Transcription, Genetic


  • DNA Transposable Elements
  • DNA, Complementary