SeedGeneDB provides two search tools: quick search and advanced search.

The quick search tool is on the right column of SeedGeneDB homepage. It is used to find a seed-related gene by its name, alias or locus ID. It is simple but useful and easily to use.

The advanced search page provide more selections to search a gene or a publication. In addition to locus ID, gene name and alias, a gene can be searched by its function or description, or by combination of them. It is also can be searched by its annotation such as GO ID, GO term, UniGene ID, UniGene express tissue or combination of them. Publications about seed-related genes can be searched by their pubmed ID, author, title or abstract.