Gene Product Data in MaizeGDB

Simple Gene Product Search

This search form allows you to enter a name or partial term to quickly retrieve the desired gene product.

Use the wildcards '%' or '*' to find matches that contain your search term. '^' at the beginning of search term will find matches that start with that term. '$' at the end of search term will find matches that end with that term.
(see a sample gene product query)

    (upper limit on results is 2,000 records)
Display records per page.

Other potentially interesting searches include s-transferase (details on all s-transferases in the database) or ribosomal chloroplast (details on ribosomal chloroplasts).

This search can be executed on every page on the site by utilizing the form in the upper right corner. Choose "gene products" from the drop-down menu, enter your search term in the field, and hit return to find the gene product you're looking for.

Gene Products Advanced Search

Gene product data at MaizeGDB is largely curated from the literature and is not complete. Researchers wishing to find gene models for a particular protein, motif or function should use UniProt ( Use CornCyc ( to download gene models assigned to a metabolic pathway.

Set Up Search Criteria

For example, the Gene Product aldolase, or Gene Products beginning with the letter c (using * or % wildcards)
 .   .   .  For example, EC Number
For example, the locus bas1, or loci beginning with the letters bet (using * or % wildcards)

    (upper limit on results is 2,000 records)
* The Advanced Search on names returns records where the search string represents the gene product's actual annotated name in the database. To retrieve a broader range of results, try the Simple Search tool toward the top of the page.

Discussion of gene product for the General Public