BIOINFORMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS IN PLANT BIOLOGY

Seung Yon Rhee, Julie Dickerson, Dong Xu
2006 Annual Review of Plant Biology  
Bioinformatics plays an essential role in today's plant science. As the amount of data grows exponentially, there is a parallel growth in the demand for tools and methods in data management, visualization, integration, analysis, modeling, and prediction. At the same time, many researchers in biology are unfamiliar with available bioinformatics methods, tools, and databases, which could lead to missed opportunities or misinterpretation of the information. In this review, we describe some of the
more » ... ey concepts, methods, software packages, and databases used in bioinformatics, with an emphasis on those relevant to plant science. We also cover some fundamental issues related to biological sequence analyses, transcriptome analyses, computational proteomics, computational metabolomics, bio-ontologies, and biological databases. Finally, we explore a few emerging research topics in bioinformatics. 335 Annu. Rev. Plant Biol. 2006.57:335-360. Downloaded from arjournals.annualreviews.org by Stanford University Robert Crown Law Lib. on 05/10/07. For personal use only.
doi:10.1146/annurev.arplant.56.032604.144103 pmid:16669765 fatcat:rrci3w6dargpfiabbb4hrggq4y