Bioinformatics Tools in Agriculture: An Update

  • Madiha Zaynab College of Life Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Sonia Kanwal Institute of Horticulture Sciences, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Pakistan.
  • Safdar Abbas Department of Biochemistry, Quid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Fiza Fida Department of computer science, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Waqar Islam College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Muhammad Qasim College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Nazia Rehman National Institute of Genomics and Advance Biotechnology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Faiza Fida Department of Computer Science, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Furqan College of Crop Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Muhammad Rizwan College of Life Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Muhammad Anwar College of Horticulture, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Ansar Hussain College of Crop Science, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.
  • Muhammad Tayab College of Plant Protection, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR. China.

Abstract

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.

Published
2017-08-06
How to Cite
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 Biological Research, 2(3), 111-116. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/biolres/article/view/70
Section
Review Articles