Bioinformatics Tools in Agriculture: An Update


Bioinformatics plays an important role in agriculture science. As the data amount grows exponentially, there is a parallel growth in tools and methods demand in visualization, integration, analysis, prediction and management of data. At the same time, many researchers in the field of plant sciences are unfamiliar with available methods, databases, and tools of bioinformatics which could lead to missed information opportunities or misinterpretation. Some key concepts of software packages, methods, and databases used in bioinformatics are described in this review. In this review, we have discussed some problems related to biological databases and biological sequence analyses. Gene findings, genome annotation, type of biological database, how to data represent and store was deliberated. Future perspective of bioinformatics tools was also discussed in this review.

Keywords: Biological databases, Gene findings, Homology, Integration, Sequence.

Cite this article:  Zaynab, M., Kanwal, S., Abbas, S., Fida, F., Islam, W., Qasim, M., Rehman, N., Fida, F., Furqan, M., Rizwan, M., Anwar, M., Hussain, A., Tayab, M., 2017. Bioinformatics Tools in Agriculture: An Update. PSM Biol. Res., 2(3): 111-116.

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Author: Madiha Zaynab, Sonia Kanwal, Safdar Abbas, Fiza Fida, Waqar Islam, Muhammad Qasim, Nazia Rehman, Faiza Fida, Muhammad Furqan, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Anwar, Ansar Hussain, Muhammad Tayab

Pages: 111-116

Published Online: Aug. 06, 2017

Article Type: Review Article

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