Lipid pathway databases with a focus on algae

Naoki Sato, Takeshi Obayashi

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Pathways of lipid biosynthesis are highly complex and have been established in model organisms such as Arabidopsis thaliana and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, whereas in other organisms, we need bioinformatic tools to map individual enzymes onto reference pathways. In this chapter, we explain representative tools that are useful in identifying algal orthologs of lipid biosynthetic enzymes and finding new enzymes that are possibly involved in the pathway of interest. All descriptions in this chapter refer to in silico (i.e., computer-based) methods rather than laboratory experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029


  • Algae
  • Bioinformatics
  • Lipid pathway


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