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Elsevier Partners with TAIR to Link Arabidopsis Genetic Data to Scientific Literature

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Elsevier said this week that all articles on its SciVerse ScienceDirect platform that describe Arabidopsis genes and use AGI codes will now link to the corresponding pages at the Arabidopsis Information Resource to provide readers with access to additional genetic and molecular biology data.

Likewise, research data deposited at TAIR will also link to any corresponding articles in SciVerse ScienceDirect.

Elsevier said that it "encourages" researchers who submit manuscripts to its journals to deposit Arabidopsis gene information described in their papers into the TAIR database.

Gilles Jonker, executive publisher for physical sciences at Elsevier, said in a statement that the collaboration with TAIR “will allow readers to easily go beyond the content of an article and drill down to the research data sets."

Data available from TAIR 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, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community.

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