Metabolic Pathway Analysis Employing Bioinformatic Software

  • Soma S. Marla
  • Neelofar Mirza
  • K. D. Nadella


Metabolomics can be defined as the entire content of metabolites in a system and their roles and interactions in various metabolic pathways reflecting the genetic information encrypted in a genome. Of late, various biochemical and metabolic studies are being applied for monitoring the dynamics of growth and development of model plants. Observed variations in composition of metabolites are used for understanding course of gene expression in stress-affected plants. Critical analysis of metabolic pathways in a system when challenged with stress, for example, comparison of metabolic flux with data obtained from physiological, genetic, genomic studies, is helping plant researchers in identification of candidate genes responsible for regulation of a given trait. In this chapter attempts have been made to describe recent developments in plant metabolomics, and application of bioinformatics and databases in metabolic pathway analysis is reviewed.


Plants Metabolism Pathways Bioinformatics Software Databases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Soma S. Marla
    • 1
  • Neelofar Mirza
    • 1
  • K. D. Nadella
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Indian Council of Agricultural ResearchNational Bureau of Plant Genetic ResourcesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Directorate of Knowledge Management Units (DKMU), ICARNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Genetics division, ICAR, IARINew DelhiIndia

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