Sequencing of the Arabidopsis thaliana genome

The genome sequencing has been completed with publication of the sequencing and analysis papers in Nature. The SSP (SPP -> SSP now that Dr. Ecker has moved from U. Penn to the Salk Institute) consortium is now sequencing Arabidopsis full-length cDNA clones. Dr. Joseph Ecker leads this effort. His group has set up the main web site for the cDNA sequencing.Arabidopsis

The Arabidopsis Genome Initiative (AGI) has been launched to complete sequencing of the 120 Mb Arabidopsis genome by the year 2001, with the participation of 7 laboratories from the United States, 17 from the European Union, and one from Japan. The SGTC is participating in the AGI as a member of the SPP Consortium, composed of our group here at Stanford led by Ron Davis and Nancy Federspiel, the Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Center of Joseph Ecker at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Genome Sequencing Laboratory of Athanasios Theologis at the Plant Gene Expression Center/UC-Berkeley. The initial efforts of the SPP Consortium will focus on sequencing BAC clones from Chromosome 1.


Ron Davis1
Curtis Palm1
Audrey Southwick1
Michelle Nguyen1
Matthew Tripp1
Troy Wu1
Joseph R. Ecker group2
Athanasios Theologis group3


2Salk Institute
3PGEC, UC Berkeley

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Arabidopsis sequencing at Stanford

Arabidopsis thaliana genome sequence has been completed:

  • Theologis, A., Ecker, J.R., Palm,C.J., Federspiel, N.A., and Davis,R.W. 2000. Sequence and analysis of chromosome 1 of the plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature. 408(6814):816-20.
  • The Arabidopsis Genome Initiative (AGI). 2000. Analysis of the genome of the flowering plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature. 408(6814):796-815.


The web pages that were associated with this site are no longer being maintained and have been retired as of Jan. 2003.

Please visit TAIR to view the current version of the Arabidopsis genome and annotation.

Please visit SIGNAL , Salk's web sitefor information about the status of the SSP's Arabidopsis cDNA project, including a searchable database of cDNA clone status for the entire consortioum.