Campus Units

Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-15-2012

Journal or Book Title

BMC Bioinformatics

Volume

13

First Page

267

DOI

10.1186/1471-2105-13-267

Abstract

Background
Plants are important as foods, pharmaceuticals, biorenewable chemicals, fuel resources, bioremediation tools and general tools for recombinant technology. The study of plant biological pathways is advanced by easy access to integrated data sources. Today, various plant data sources are scattered throughout the web, making it increasingly complicated to build comprehensive datasets.

Results
MetNet Online is a web-based portal that provides access to a regulatory and metabolic plant pathway database. The database and portal integrate Arabidopsis, soybean (Glycine max) and grapevine (Vitis vinifera) data. Pathways are enriched with known or predicted information on sub cellular location. MetNet Online enables pathways, interactions and entities to be browsed or searched by multiple categories such as sub cellular compartment, pathway ontology, and GO term. In addition to this, the “My MetNet” feature allows registered users to bookmark content and track, import and export customized lists of entities. Users can also construct custom networks using existing pathways and/or interactions as building blocks.

Conclusion
The site can be reached at http://www.metnetonline.org. Extensive video tutorials on how to use the site are available through http://www.metnetonline.org/tutorial/.

Comments

This article is from BMC Bioinformatics 2012, 13:267. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-267. Posted with permission.

Rights

This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Copyright Owner

Sucaet et al.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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