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RMD: a rice mutant database for functional analysis of the rice genome
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RMD: a rice mutant database for functional analysis of the rice genome Jianwei Zhang, Caishun Li, Changyin Wu, Lizhong Xiong, Guoxing Chen, Qifa Zhang and Shiping Wang* National Key Laboratory of Crop Genetic Improvement, National Center of Plant Gene Research (Wuhan), Huazhong Agricultural University Wuhan 430070, China *To whom correspondence should be addressed. Tel: +86 27 87283009; Fax: +86 27 87287092; Email: swang@mail.hzau.edu.cn Received June 28, 2005. Revised September 7, 2005. Accepted September 17, 2005. Nucleic Acids Research 2006 34(90001):D745-D748; doi:10.1093/nar/gkj016 Nucleic Acids Research, 2006, Vol. 34, Database issue D745-D748 Rice Mutant Database (RMD, http://rmd.ncpgr.cn) is an archive for collecting, managing and searching information of the T-DNA insertion mutants generated by an enhancer trap system. We have generated 129 000 rice mutant (enhancer trap) lines that are now being gathered in the database. Information collected in RMD includes mutant phenotypes, reporter-gene expression patterns, flanking sequences of T-DNA insertional sites, seed availability and others, and can be searched by respective ID, keyword, nucleotide sequence or protein sequence on the website. This database is both a mutant collection for identifying novel genes and regulatory elements and a pattern line collection for ectopic expression of target gene in specific tissue or at specific growth stage.