Arabidopsis Hormone Database

NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 1287
Peng, Z.Y.1, Zhou, X.2, Li, L.1, Yu, X.1, Li, H.1, Jiang, Z.1, Cao, G.1, Bai, M.3, Wang, X.4, Jiang, C5, Lu, H.6, Hou, X.1, Qu, L1, Wang, Z.3, Zuo, J.4, Fu, X.5, Su, Z.2, Li, S.1, and Guo, H.1
1National Laboratory of Protein Engineering and Plant Genetic Engineering, College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China.
2Division of Bioinformatics, State Key Laboratory of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Biological Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China.
3Key Laboratory of Plant Photosynthesis and Environmental Molecular Biology, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China.
4State Key Laboratory of Plant Genomics and National Plant Gene Research Center (Beijing), Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China.
5The State Key Laboratory of Plant Cell and Chromosome Engineering, Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, P R China.
6National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing, Zhongguancun Life Science Park, Beijing 102206, China.

Database Description

Plant hormones are small organic molecules that influence almost every aspect of plant growth and development. Genetic and molecular studies have revealed a large number of genes that are involved in responses to numerous plant hormones, including auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, abscisic acid, ethylene, jasmonic acid, salicylic acid, and brassinosteroid (1). Here, we develop an Arabidopsis hormone database (AHD), which aims to provide a systematic and comprehensive view of genes participating in plant hormonal regulation, as well as morphological phenotypes controlled by plant hormones. Based on data from mutant studies, transgenic analysis and gene ontology annotation, we have identified a total of 1,026 genes in the Arabidopsis genome that participate in plant hormone functions. Meanwhile, a phenotype ontology is developed to precisely describe myriad hormone-regulated morphological processes with standardized vocabularies. A web interface ( allows users to get rapid access to information about these hormone-related genes, including sequences, functional category, mutant information, phenotypic description, microarray data, and linked publications.


This work was supported by NSFC30625003, ED20060047 and 111 project(to H.G.). We thank Qiyao Li for web decoration, Fengying An and Qiong Zhao for helpful discussion.


1. Alonso, J.M. and Ecker, J.R. (2006) Moving forward in reverse: genetic technologies to enable genome-wide phenomic screens in Arabidopsis. Nat Rev Genet, 7, 524-536.

Category: Plant databases
Subcategory: Arabidopsis thaliana

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