We are pleased to announce the PMN14 release. In this release we introduce 25 new organism-specific metabolic pathway databases, which brings the total number of organism pathway databases to 125! New species include ten crops, six wild crop-relatives, three ornamentals, two oak trees, a model plant, our first gymnosperm, our first parasitic plant, and a green alga.
Arabidopsis thaliana Landsberg, Cajanus cajan (pigeon pea), Camellia sinensis (tea), Chlorella variabilis (a green alga), Citrullus lanatus (watermelon), Cucumis melo (Cantaloupe, Honeydew, and related melons), Cuscuta campestris (a parasitic plant), Elaeis guineensis (African oil palm), Ginkgo biloba, Hevea brasiliensis (rubber tree), Lactuca sativa (lettuce), Musa balbisiana (a wild banana), Nelumbo nuficera (sacred lotus), Oryza barthii (African wild rice), Oryza longistaminanta (another wild rice), Oryza meridionalis (Australian wild rice), Oryza nivara (still another wild rice), Phoenix dactylifera (date palm), Phyllostachys edulis (Moso bamboo), Prunis avium (cherry), Pyrus communis (European pear), Quercus lobata (valley oak), Quercus suber (cork oak), Saccharum spontanaeum (wild sugar cane), and Tarenaya hassleriana (Spider flower).
The full list of 125 species and details of the database constructions can be found here.
We have also updated the pan-plant pathway database PlantCyc (version 14.0). The PlantCyc database includes only literature-curated enzymes and pathways, including from species that do not have a full genome database in PMN.
Please note that the following 8 databases were constructed or updated from genome releases which are under prepublication data usage restrictions:
AhalleriCyc (Arabidopsis halleri), CashewCyc (Anacardium occidentale), CommonbeanCyc (Phaseolus vulgaris), MsinensisCyc (Miscanthus sinensis), PhalliiCyc (Panicum hallii), SfallaxCyc (Sphagnum fallax), SviridisCyc (Setaria viridis), SwitchgrassCyc (Panicum virgatum). Please see detailed data policy at the corresponding species pages from Phytozome (v12.1).