Recent News

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]

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 . . .

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.


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

Please e-mail us at 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