CornCyc and MaizeCyc are comprehensive metabolic pathway
resources developed using the Pathway Tools Software
Suite in collaboration between MaizeGDB, the Plant
Metabolic Network (PMN) (CornCyc), and Gramene
(MaizeCyc). MaizeGDB curators performed literature-based
manual annotation for both resources.
While CornCyc and MaizeCyc are generated using the same
Pathway Tools Software Suite to generate their
respective data sets, they differ in the number of
pathways, enzymes, and enzymatic reactions. This is
mainly due to their respective methods of assigning
enzymatic function. You can find more information about
both resources in the "Information and Tutorials"
Although MaizeCyc and CornCyc are both great resources,
they are unfortunately incomplete and contain
misannotations. MaizeGDB curators continuously perform
literature-based manual curations to add new annotations
and remove the incorrect ones. With your expertise and
help, we can do much better. If you see any information
in MaizeCyc or CornCyc that is wrong, please use the
feedback link at the top of the page to contact us. We
will appreciate your input, and the maize community will
greatly benefit from your suggestions.