The Plant Metabolic Network is pleased to announce new releases of the metabolic pathway databases AraCyc 6.0 and PlantCyc 3.0, plus the inaugural release of PoplarCyc 1.0
This PMN release includes many updates to AraCyc enzyme/reaction assignments based on a new PMN enzyme annotation pipeline, plus, 34 additional pathways have been added to AraCyc 6.0.
PoplarCyc 1.0 was created by applying the PMN enzyme annotation pipeline to the Populus trichocarpa 1.1 genome release sequences provided by JGI, and then using the Pathologic software from SRI International. The new computationally predicted database was then validated by PMN curators. 321 pathways and 3434 predicted poplar enzymes are now available in PoplarCyc 1.0. The data have also been incorporated into PlantCyc 3.0. In addition, 75 new pathways have been added to the new version of PlantCyc.
The PMN also now provides a BLAST tool and two customized enzyme sets for PMN users.