We have built a microarray database, StressDB, for management of microarray data from our studies on stress-modulated genes in Arabidopsis. StressDB provides small user groups with a locally installable web-based relational microarray database. It has a simple and intuitive architecture and has been designed for cDNA microarray technology users. StressDB uses Windows™ 2000 as the centralized database server with Oracle™ 8i as the relational database management system. It allows users to manage microarray data and data-related biological information over the Internet using a web browser. The source-code is currently available on request from the authors and will soon be made freely available for downloading from our website athttp://arastressdb.cac.psu.edu.