Plant Metabolic Pathways: Databases and Pipeline for Stoichiometric Analysis

  • Eva Grafahrend-Belau
  • Björn H. Junker
  • Falk SchreiberEmail author


Mathematical modeling of plant metabolism offers new approaches to improve the understanding of complex biological processes. In this chapter an overview of resources and tools available for the reconstruction of stoichiometric models and their constraint-based analysis is given, focusing on plant metabolic pathways. To facilitate and support the modeling of metabolism, a pipeline for the constraint-based analysis of crop plant metabolic models is described and the proposed framework is applied in a case study of storage metabolism in developing barley seeds.


Constraint-based analysis (CBA) CBA software Crop plant metabolism Flux balance analysis Modeling pipeline Plant metabolic pathway databases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eva Grafahrend-Belau
    • 2
  • Björn H. Junker
    • 2
  • Falk Schreiber
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Clayton School of Information TechnologyMonash UniversityVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)GaterslebenGermany

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