Biocomputation assisted data base of plant stress responsive traits: Current progress and future challenges
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Abstract: Plants are sessile organism and therefore, they are continuously exposed to diverse types of biotic and abiotic stress factors. Understanding of plant stress response mechanisms and application of knowledge derived from integrated experimental approaches gradually develop holistic approaches in plant stress tolerance mechanism. The stunning advancements in ‘Omics’-based technologies and information technology steered development of a broadening field of science, termed bioinformatics or computational biology in which biological phenomena are meaningfully explained through information technology. Plants respond to environmental stresses through cascade of events, occurring at cellular, metabolic and molecular level but in fine tune during tolerance mechanisms. During the last decade, the stress responsive factors have been extensively studied in model and crop plants, but the global data is highly sparse in different data bases. Present endeavor, thus, provides a comprehensive review on plant stress responsive database generated through assistance of biocomputation in different plants. Furthermore, names of different stress factors and data base links were also provided. The progress achieved, so far and upcoming challenges of stress responsive data base were also discussed.