About Nicotiana attenuata

The pyridine alkaloid nicotine, whose addictive properties are well known to humans, is the signature compound of the genus Nicotiana (Solanaceae). In nature, nicotine is arguably one of the most broadly effective plant defense metabolites, in that it poisons acetylcholine receptors and is thereby toxic to all heterotrophs with neuromuscular junctions. Field studies using genetically modified Nicotiana attenuata(coyote tobacco) plants, an annual wild diploid native to western North America, have revealed that this toxin fulfills multifaceted ecological functions that contribute to plant fitness [1].

Taxonomy ID 49451

Data source Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

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Phylogenetic overview of gene families

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This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

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What can I find? Microarray annotations.

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