A total of 201 newly confirmed GABI-Kat lines have been donated to NASC in November. These donation batches contain 1.371 and 1.367 individual T3 seed bags (201 T3-sets). In total, 8.447 T3-sets of which each represents a single GABI-Kat line have been donated so far. These lines cover 8.532 confirmed insertion alleles.

Since a part of the GABI-Kat staff goes to vacation in August, delivery of seed might be a bit delayed between beginning of August and middle of September. The delay may also extend to answering Emails send to the info mailbox, as well as to taking up new seed requests.

A total of 100 newly confirmed GABI-Kat lines have been donated to NASC. This donation batch contains 1.341 individual T3 seed bags (100 T3-sets). In total, 8.246 T3-sets of which each represents a single GABI-Kat line have been donated so far. These lines cover 8.334 confirmed insertion alleles.

A total of 99 newly confirmed GABI-Kat lines have been donated to NASC. This donation batch contains 1.289 individual T3 seed bags (99 T3-sets).

A total of 98 newly confirmed GABI-Kat lines have been donated to NASC. This donation batch contains 1.263 individual T3 seed bags (98 T3-sets). In total, 8.047 T3-sets of which each represents a single GABI-Kat line have been donated so far. These lines cover 8.128 confirmed insertion alleles.

The SimpleSearch pages are realised via PHP, and so far these pages were presented on pages independent from the GABI-Kat website. Now, the SimpleSearch search pages as well as the output pages are integrated into the Joomla-based GABI-Kat website. Still, the access links that allow access to the description of a given line from an URL presented at (for example) NASC continue to work.
Since the integration is new, it might be that not all features work as expected. Please contact us by Email (see footer) if you detect a bug, a typo or any other problem.

The article addresses the fact that funding for basic research with the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana is decreasing. However, it is clear that "A. thaliana is not yet done", that there are still many central processes of plant biology are not understood (the article mentions formation of cell walls), and that crop plant research often relies on candidate genes and principles unraveled in A. thaliana and other models. Sequence annotation of crop genomes relies on functional data from model systems. Clearly, we will not be able to tell the function of each A. thaliana gene by the end of 2010. But if work with the models is reduced significantly, this will have severe effects on the progress of plant biology in areas where gene functions are not yet known and principles are not worked out.

A total of 51 newly confirmed GABI-Kat lines have been donated to NASC. This donation batch contains 654 individual T3 seed bags (51 T3-sets). In total, 7.949 T3-sets of which each represents a single GABI-Kat line have been donated so far. These lines cover 8.030 confirmed insertion alleles. Together with NASC, we have detected some small errors with individual lines in former donations which have been corrected. These corrections explain why the numbers do not "add up" exactly.