Special Issue "Comparative Omics Analyses in Plant Evolution"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2020).
Interests: comparative transcriptomics; plant evolution; co-expression; specialized metabolism
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Studying plant evolution can reveal principles of the emergence of novel traits, such as multicellularity, adaptation to terrestrial growth, sexual reproduction, and hormone signaling. Typically, the evolution of these traits is studied through comparative genomic and phylogenomic analyses, which assume that the traits emerge and evolve as gene families. However, genes and gene families form higher-order functional units (gene modules), such as protein complexes and enzymatic pathways, which employ multiple genes from different gene families. These gene modules can be identified by analyzing omics data, such as protein–protein interaction networks, and by identifying transcriptionally co-regulated (co-expressed) genes, among others. Therefore, a more rewarding approach to explain the evolution of new traits, adaptations, and gene functions should by necessity compare omics data across different experiments and species. However, the methods to compare omics data across experiments and species are still not fully developed.
This Special Issue is poised to address the studies, approaches, and databases that compare omics data, such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, across members of the Archaeplastida.
Dr. Marek Mutwil
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- Gene function prediction
- Comparative omics
- Evolution of traits
- Comparative databases
- Reverse genetics