Special Issue "Metabolomics in Plant Metabolic Engineering"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2013)
Assoc. Prof. Ute Roessner
School of Botany, University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344 4099
Fax: +61 3 9347 1072
Interests: metabolomics; analytical biochemistry; metabolism; crop improvement; biomarker discovery
Metabolomics as a technology in the post-genomics era has rapidly advanced in the past decade for the detection and quantification of steady-state levels of hundreds of metabolites. Developments in instrumentation used for metabolomics and subsequent data analysis pipelines have resulted in numerous applications of metabolomics in the plant sciences. However, in order to determine the carbon and/or nitrogen flow across metabolic pathways and reconstruct metabolic models, sophisticated flux analysis has to be utilized by admission of stable isotope labeled precursors and subsequent quantification of label in each metabolite detectable. This allows a quantification of fluxes through individual pathways; an important necessity for any metabolic engineering approach. Here we aim to collect expert opinions and experiences of how metabolomics has advanced the science of fluxomics to increase our understanding of plasticity of metabolism and improve metabolic engineering attempts in plants as bioreactor organisms.
This special issue “Metabolomics of Plant Metabolic Engineering” of Metabolites will be dedicated to methods used to determine metabolic fluxes, to interpret resulting data and to integrate data with genome-wide models of metabolism. Additionally we aim to present selected examples of metabolic engineering approaches of biotechnologically and pharmaceutically important products in planta.
Dr. Ute Roessner
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- metabolic engineering
Article: Characterization of Flavan-3-ols and Expression of MYB and Late Pathway Genes Involved in Proanthocyanidin Biosynthesis in Foliage of Vitis bellula
Metabolites 2013, 3(1), 185-203; doi:10.3390/metabo3010185
Received: 25 December 2012; in revised form: 4 February 2013 / Accepted: 7 March 2013 / Published: 19 March 2013| Download PDF Full-text (2281 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Development of a Direct Headspace Collection Method from Arabidopsis Seedlings Using HS-SPME-GC-TOF-MS Analysis
Metabolites 2013, 3(2), 223-242; doi:10.3390/metabo3020223
Received: 20 February 2013; in revised form: 21 March 2013 / Accepted: 26 March 2013 / Published: 9 April 2013| Download PDF Full-text (415 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Metabolites 2013, 3(2), 347-372; doi:10.3390/metabo3020347
Received: 15 March 2013; in revised form: 16 April 2013 / Accepted: 7 May 2013 / Published: 14 May 2013| Download PDF Full-text (536 KB) | Download XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Review: Coordinating Metabolite Changes with Our Perception of Plant Abiotic Stress Responses: Emerging Views Revealed by Integrative—Omic Analyses
Metabolites 2013, 3(3), 761-786; doi:10.3390/metabo3030761
Received: 18 July 2013; in revised form: 21 August 2013 / Accepted: 28 August 2013 / Published: 6 September 2013| Download PDF Full-text (731 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 12 October 2012