New feature: Metabolic Cluster Viewer

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website feature, the Metabolic Cluster Viewer. We have run our PlantClusterFinder software on nine of the PMN species' genomes, and the Cluster Viewer allows you to search and view the results without having to download and run the cluster finder yourself. The species currently available are Arabidopsis thaliana, Glycine max (soybean), Medicago truncatula (wild relative of alfalfa), Oryza sativa (rice), Populus trichocarpa (poplar), Senna tora (a wild legume), Solanum lycopersicum (tomato), Vitis vinifera (grape), and Zea mays (maize).

The tool will show a gene diagram of the cluster and a list of genes, with EC numbers and Metacyc IDs of catalyzed reactions and GO terms for each gene. It will also show co-expression data of the genes from the ATTED-II database if available.

The Cluster Viewer can be accessed from the PMN Data menu under PMN Tools, where BLAST has also been moved.