This question was also asked on Biostars 3 months ago, i.e. a long time - so its perfectly reasonable for the question to be asked here
I started studying bioinformatics and I enjoy it a lot (I'm a software developer with around 15 years of experience but mostly in backend, scripting, architecture, and security) and I want to do, as a project, a database regarding natural compounds. When I saw that on NCBI there are a lot of plant genomes I thought, that, with software, somehow we can "guess" (probabilities, not certainties) what a plant can contain or not.
I'm wondering, if, by bioinformatic means only, it is possible to "extract" genes and, after that proteins and natural compounds from plant genome data that is available on NCBI (please see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/datasets/genome/GCA_029618835.1/ as an example)? Example: just by processing the data from the link above we can get to Flavoxanthin or any other substance.
I was wondering if a kind of "de-novo" annotation can be made (if that's the correct term).
What other useful information from a chemical compound perspective can be found from digging on the genome itself?