Automated assembly of species metabolomes through data submission into a public repository

Gigascience. 2017 Aug 1;6(8):1-4. doi: 10.1093/gigascience/gix062.


Following similar global efforts to exchange genomic and other biomedical data, global databases in metabolomics have now been established. MetaboLights, the first general purpose, publically available, cross-species, cross-application database in metabolomics, has become the fastest growing data repository at the European Bioinformatics Institute in terms of data volume. Here we present the automated assembly of species metabolomes in MetaboLights, a crucial reference for chemical biology, which is growing through user submissions.

Keywords: curation; databases; metabolomics; species metabolomes.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Computational Biology / methods*
  • Databases, Factual*
  • Metabolome
  • Metabolomics / methods*
  • Species Specificity
  • User-Computer Interface*