Name KATANA
Aliases Kazusa Arabidopsis thaliana Annotation Abstract
Description

"Genomic information of Arabidopsis thaliana can be obtained from various public databases. Given that naming conventions often vary between databases and that the same genes can be annotated differently, we developed a web-based tool, KATANA (Kazusa Arabidopsis thaliana Annotation Abstract; http://www.kazusa.or.jp/katana/), to guide users searching for Arabidopsis genomic information to the relevant public databases from a single site. The tool contains information and annotations of genes and proteins, gene families, gene ontology (GO) terms, metabolic pathways and gene expression data from the Massively Parallel Signature Sequencing (MPSS) experiments. Given that entries in the tool are hyper-linked to those of the databases, detailed information can be accessed at the original sites. Advanced searches for metabolic pathways and GO terms can also be performed.(cited from the original paper)"

Type DB
Main Institutes of management Kazusa DNA Research Institute.
Country of the Institute Japan
URL of the site http://www.kazusa.or.jp/katana/index.html
Interface GUI
Input example

Under investigation

Keyword
Arabidopsis thaliana | database| annotation | gene ontology | metabolic pathway
Amount of the all data for download(Mbyte) | Method to obtain the all data. 0|None
External resources (databases) in building the product. TAIR | TIGR | KEGG | AtTFDB | MIPS | AraCyc
Data type "Gene expression , Metabolic pathway, Gene ontoloby"
Biological species in the main concern
"Arabidopsis thaliana [Taxonomy_id: 3702, thale cress]"
Conditions of use Under investigation
Frequency of updates (in last two years) No update for more than 2 years
Last date of updates (date of confirmation) 2007/02/19 (2009/10/13)
Main IDs used in the products N/A
How to make a link to get access to each IDs. None
external databases to which this database/tool have links

TAIR | TIGR | MIPS| KEGG | AraCyc | agris | MPSS | GO

Published papers (PubMed IDs)

KATANA: A web-based guide to public databases for Arabidopsis genomic information Kentaro Yano, Tomoko Dansako, Nozomu Sakurai, Hideyuki Suzuki, Daisuke Shibata, Plant Biotechnology 22(3), 225-229 (2005).