NAR Molecular Biology Database Collection entry number 999
Bülow L.1, Schindler M.2 and Hehl R.1
1Institut für Genetik, Technische Universität Braunschweig Spielmannstraße 7, D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany
2Software Systems Engineering Institute, Technische Universität Braunschweig Mühlenpfordtstraße 23, D-38106 Braunschweig, Germany

Database Description

PathoPlant® has been developed as a relational database to display relevant components and reactions involved in signal transduction related to plant-pathogen interactions. Signal transduction pathways are modeled as consecutive sequences of known molecules and corresponding reactions. PathoPlant entries are linked to associated internal records as well as to entries in external databases such as SWISS-PROT, GenBank, TAIR, AthaMap, PubMed, and TRANSFAC®. PathoPlant has recently been complemented by microarray gene expression data from Arabidopsis thaliana subjected to pathogen infection and elicitor treatment. Implemented web tools enable identification of plant genes regulated by specific stimuli. Up to three stimuli can be combined with the option of induction factor restriction to determine similarly regulated genes. To identify common cis-regulatory elements in co-regulated genes, a resulting gene list can directly be exported to the AthaMap database ( for analysis.


We would like to thank Thomas Zobel, Daniela Bruhn and Juliane Scheithauer for data annotation. The PathoPlant® project is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, BMBF, Grant No. 031U110C/031U210C.


1. Bülow, L., Schindler, M., Choi, C. and Hehl R. (2004) PathoPlant®: a database on plant-pathogen interactions. In Silico Biol., 4, 0044.

Category: Plant databases

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