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Bioinformatics Research Guide: Metabolomics - Databases

What is Metabolomics?

What is metabolomics?

Metabolomics is the large-scale study of small molecules, commonly known as metabolites, within cells, biofluids, tissues or organisms. Collectively, these small molecules and their interactions within a biological system are known as the metabolome.



Golm Metabolome Database

The Golm Metabolome Database is a compilation of reference spectra of biologically relevant and active small molecule metabolites. The data has been generated through the use gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy (GCMS) analysis of a wide array of biological samples. The data in the Golm database is searchable based on molecule of interest, atomic mass, molecular formula, and other criteria. Additionally for unknown samples the database allows for the entry of GCMS data of unknown samples to compare with experimentally determined values.


Operating Institution(s): Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Pathology

Supporting Institutions(s): Max Planck SocietyGerman Research FoundationEuropean Commission


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