Special Issue "Metabolomics in the Plant Sciences"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016)
Metabolomics is an emerging technology in the biological sciences aiming to determine and quantify as many metabolites as possible. Metabolites are the read-out of the biochemical phenotype of a plant upon genetic or environmental stimuli. Modern analytical technologies are being employed in metabolomics to cover the analysis of a large portion of the metabolome of plants, which are characterised to be particularly rich in their chemical diversity. In combination with sophisticated computational and statistical analysis, patterns of metabolite distribution and alterations upon stimuli are identified which are then related back to physiological, genomic and genetic information leading to a systems-wide understanding of the plant under investigation. Together with other omics sciences such as transcriptomics and proteomics, metabolomics has many applications in plant research, such as the investigation of stress adaptation and tolerance mechanisms, plant development, discovery of novel plant derived bioactive compounds, plant performance and improvement or plant nutrition.
Dr. Ute Roessner
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- plant biochemistry
- analytical chemistry
- plant physiology
- plant science
- functional genomics
- systems biology