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Proteomes 2014, 2(1), 107-127; doi:10.3390/proteomes2010107
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Potentiality of Soybean Proteomics in Untying the Mechanism of Flood and Drought Stress Tolerance

1,*  and 2,*
1 Plant Stress Biology Lab, Department of Botany, West Bengal State University, Kolkata-700126, India 2 National Institute of Crop Science, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization, Tsukuba 305-8518, Japan
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Received: 17 November 2013 / Revised: 26 February 2014 / Accepted: 27 February 2014 / Published: 7 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Plant Proteomics)
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Abstract

Dissecting molecular pathways at protein level is essential for comprehensive understanding of plant stress response mechanism. Like other legume crops, soybean, the world’s most widely grown seed legume and an inexpensive source of protein and vegetable oil, is also extremely sensitive to abiotic stressors including flood and drought. Irrespective of the kind and severity of the water stress, soybean exhibits a tight control over the carbon metabolism to meet the cells required energy demand for alleviating stress effects. The present review summarizes the major proteomic findings related to changes in soybean proteomes in response to flood and drought stresses to get a clear insight into the complex mechanisms of stress tolerance. Furthermore, advantages and disadvantages of different protein extraction protocols and challenges and future prospects of soybean proteome study are discussed in detail to comprehend the underlying mechanism of water stress acclimation.
Keywords: soybean; proteomics; drought; flood; review soybean; proteomics; drought; flood; review
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Hossain, Z.; Komatsu, S. Potentiality of Soybean Proteomics in Untying the Mechanism of Flood and Drought Stress Tolerance. Proteomes 2014, 2, 107-127.

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