Plant Pathway Databases.

TitlePlant Pathway Databases.
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsJaiswal, P, Usadel, B
Book TitleMethods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)

Pathway databases provide information about the role of chemicals, genes, and gene products in the form of protein or RNA, their interactions leading to the formulation of metabolic, transport, regulatory, and signaling reactions. The reactions can then be tethered by the principle of inputs and outputs of one or more reaction to create pathways. This chapter provides a list of various online databases that carry information about plant pathways and provides a brief overview of how to use the pathway databases such as WikiPathways Plants Portal, MapMan and the cereal crop pathway databases like RiceCyc and MaizeCyc, that were developed using the Pathway Tools software.