A total of 100 newly confirmed GABI-Kat lines have been donated to NASC. This donation batch contains 1.280 individual T3 seed bags (100 T3-sets). In total, 7.899 T3-sets of which each represents a single GABI-Kat line have been donated so far. These lines cover 7.991 confirmed insertion alleles. You can use SimpleSearch to check for the confirmation sequences of these insertion alleles which cover in general the LB::genome fusion.

During this week, the last seeds of newly confirmed lines have left the lab for 2009. Since the coming holidays may interfere with international delivery, the next seed will be put into the mail in the second week of 2010.
We wish all our users a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and GREAT phenotypes for the experiments in 2010!

A total of 75 newly confirmed GABI-Kat lines have been donated to NASC. This donation batch contains 1.023 individual T3 seed bags (75 T3-sets). In total, 7.799 T3-sets of which each represents a single GABI-Kat line have been donated so far. These lines cover 7.887 confirmed insertion alleles.

The article and the comments clearly indicate that a loss of TAIR will have a significant and strongly negative impact on plant biology. Also GABI-Kat relies on data from TAIR and from MATDB (the Ath database version from MIPS/GSF/HZM). The recent update of SimpleSearch also covered updating links to TAIR and MATDB, and removed dead links to TIRG websites. A stable reference database for THE model organism in plant biology is required, and it should not be just one!

The SimpleSearch update addressed the accessibility of information regarding insertions which failed in our confirmation process, and also the visualization of already confirmed and donated alleles versus insertions that still need to be confirmed. We have changed the color code for the "triangle flags" - see here for details. Insertions that are not studied yet and which are available for ordering are shown in green as before.

While working on the improved detection of "contamination groups" (see FAQ 10), we found a number of seed requests in which users did not order all members of the respective contamination group (FAQ 10). Most of these lines are now already at NASC, but we are sending out emails that tell about the availability of the requested insertion allele, although this allele has been confirmed in a line that has not been ordered.

The update of contaminations (see FAQ entry No 10) are linked to the corresponding confirmed line. The graphic view page shows which insertions are already confirmed and donated to NASC (blue), and which insertions failed to confirm (red). Insertions that are not studied yet and which are available for ordering are shown in green as before. This color-code is used on the search-result pages as well.
In the transition phase it may happen that not all new features work as expected.

A total of 99 newly confirmed GABI-Kat lines have been donated to NASC. This donation batch contains 1.388 individual T3 seed bags (99 T3-sets). In total, 7.724 T3-sets of which each represents a single GABI-Kat line have been donated so far. One line, which turned out to be a false-positive, has been retired at NASC.