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Get your data groove going with Groups!

Get the data you want in the format you need using the Groups functions at the PMN. 

* Got a list of up-regulated genes?

* Want to know all of the compounds present in the pathways they act in?

* Need to get their structures in SMILES or InChi format?

Then get going with PMN Groups

Simply register for free and then watch for opportunities to turn your search results into data-rich Groups.

Finding your favorite gene in AraCyc just got easier!

Now you're doubly likely to find Arabidopsis genes using

  • AGI locus codes (e.g. AT4G33030)


  • Gene symbols (e.g. SQD1)

because the PMN has loaded the latest set of gene "symbols" from TAIR into AraCyc

Now over 4600 symbols are linked to over 3100 genes!

We hope this will make it easier than ever to find your favorite metabolic genes in AraCyc!

Come see the PMN at PAG in January

The PMN invites you to come to our workshop at the Plant and Animals Genome Conference (PAG XXI) on Sunday, January 13 in San Diego. 

The PMN, the Sol Genomics Network (SolCyc), and PMN users will present an overview of our databases and examples of their applications to ongoing research.

Early registration ends on November 1.

We hope to see you there! 
Or you can download the presentation to view on your computer. 

Desktop downloads offer opportunities

Did you know that you can download all eleven of the PMN databases plus the Pathway Tools software?

Working on a local copy of a database enables you to:

  1. Build your own pathways
  2. View graphs of Omics data directly on pathway pages
  3. Analyze groups of data to find unique and shared elements
  4. Create a new database for your favorite species

You can try it out today! 

Plant metabolism grabs the spotlight

Check out this special Science issue on Plant Metabolism

Peruse more than 10 reviews, reports, perspectives, and even a podcast to learn about some of the most recent high impact research on medicinal compounds, carbon and nitrogen metabolism, hormonal modifications, metabolic pathway diversification and evolution, and much more . . .

Come meet the PMN in Austin!

  • Want to learn about the newest PMN data?
  • Eager for a demo on data analysis using the Omics viewer?
  • Interested in annotating your favorite enzyme?

Then meet with a PMN curator one-on-one at the Outreach Booth (215) during the ASPB Plant Biology 2012 conference.

Additional PMN learning opportunities:

  • Plant Informatics Workshop:

Saturday - 7:30 PM - [Presentation]

  • PMN poster (19014):

Sunday - 6:30 PM - [Poster]

BLAST into four new species!

  • Deciphering the function of an unknown protein?
  • Searching for a related enzyme in a plant species?
  • Want access to a trusted set of enzymes?

Then come BLAST against our new enzyme datasets for corn, soybean, cassava, and wine grape.

Plus, check out our updated BLAST sets for Arabidopsis, poplar, and PlantCyc and new set of Reference Enzymes (2.0).

All PMN BLAST datasets can also be downloaded for local use!

Podcasting from the PMN!

Rev up your plant metabolism excitement by watching or listening to Episode 78 of This Week in Science and Education where the PMN's very own Dr. Sue Rhee describes how plant biochemical pathways are the Engine of Life!

Do you have an inspiring or entertaining plant metabolism-focused podcast to promote?

Please let us know and we'll post it on our website!