About Arabidopsis Reactome

The Arabidopsis Reactome Team

Arabidopsis Reactome Scientific Advisory Board

...more about Arabidopsis Reactome

Arabidopsis Reactome is a knowledgebase of biological processes in Arabidopsis. It covers biological pathways ranging from the basic processes of metabolism to high-level processes such as cell cycle regulation. While Arabidopsis Reactome is targeted at Arabidopsis pathways, it also includes many biological events from other plant species. This makes the database relevant to the large number of researchers who work on other plants. Arabidopsis Reactome currenlty contains both in-house curated pathways as well as imported pathways from AraCyc and KEGG databases. All the curated information in Arabidopsis Reactome is backed up by its provenance: either a literature citation or an electronic inference based on sequence similarity. Our ontology ensures that the various events are linked in an appropriate spatial and temporal context.

The basic information in Arabidopsis Reactome is provided by bench biologists who are experts in that domain of plant biology. The information is then managed and edited by the Arabidopsis Reactome staff at John Innes Centre, and entered into a relational database. They are then reviewed by other biological researchers for consistency and accuracy. Following peer-review, the information is published to the web.

Arabidopsis Reactome is inspired by the human Reactome project which is a joined effort of CSHL and EBI. The entire set of Arabidopsis pathways in the Arabidopsis Reactome database are represented as a series of constellations in a "starry sky." The starry sky can be used to navigate through the universe of Arabidopsis reactions and is invaluable to visualize connections between pathways, some of which will be surprising to biologists who are not familiar with pathways outside their domain of research.


The Arabidopsis Reactome Team

JIC
John Innes Centre
Team Alumni:
Nicolas Tsesmetzis
Matthew Couchman
Janet Higgins
Sean Walsh
Qi Qian

Arabidopsis Reactome Scientific Advisory Board

Board memberAffiliation
SAB Alumni:
Alison SmithJohn Innes Centre
John DoonanJohn Innes Centre
David LaurieJohn Innes Centre
Andrew MillarUniversity of Edinburgh
Kerry FranklinUniversity of Leicester
Philip WiggeJohn Innes Centre
Georg SeifertUniversity of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna