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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! 

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!

Intern input connects you to compounds

We are grateful to our undergraduate interns who have enriched our new and "old" databases with references citing evidence of many compounds found in each species. Check out the bottom of each pathway page to connect to these pertinent publications. 

Please take a look at:


Thank you to Damian Priamurskiy and Tam Tran for their efforts!

We want your data at the ASPB Meeting!

Please come to a database overview and hands-on community curation workshop at the ASPB Meeting co-hosted by the PMN. We want your help to get the lastest information on plant metabolism into our resources.

PMN/TAIR/SGN Workshop

  • August 7
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Auditorium 1

Please e-mail us at curator@plantcyc.org to let us know if you can stay after the workshop to directly submit your latest information on plant compounds, enzymes, or pathways to the PMN.

You can also learn more about all the PMN resources at our poster:

P02029: The Plant Metabolic Network: PlantCyc, AraCyc, and more metabolic pathway databases for plant research 

Better Metabolic Over-viewing!

Use the improved Metabolic Overview to easily

  • overlay experimental data
  • find and highlight compounds, enzymes, and reactions
  • zoom and pan

against the backdrop of the Arabidopsis or Poplar metabolic map! 

Whenever you are viewing a single species database like AraCyc you can access the Metabolic (Cellular) Overview from the Tools menu

More details about this improved resource can be found in a recent publication 

New PMN releases!

Please come search for your favorite pathways in the newest versions of our PMN databases

  • PlantCyc 5.0
  • AraCyc 8.0
  • PoplarCyc 3.0

With over 40 new pathways and 150 new enzymes, the PMN will help you gain new insights into plant metabolism 

Two Gordon Opportunities!

Interested in Plant Metabolic Engineering? 

There are two great chances to delve into this topic in July 2011!

(July 23-24)

(July 24-29)

Please let us know if you have a conference related to plant metabolism that you'd like us to post . . . 

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