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Author Obata, Toshihiro ♦ Fernie, Alisdair R.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher SP Birkhäuser Verlag Basel
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2012
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology
Subject Keyword Metabolomics ♦ Plants ♦ Abiotic stress ♦ Metabolic response ♦ Branched chain amino acid ♦ Enzyme complex ♦ Biomedicine general ♦ Cell Biology ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Life Sciences
Abstract Plant metabolism is perturbed by various abiotic stresses. As such the metabolic network of plants must be reconfigured under stress conditions in order to allow both the maintenance of metabolic homeostasis and the production of compounds that ameliorate the stress. The recent development and adoption of metabolomics and systems biology approaches enable us not only to gain a comprehensive overview, but also a detailed analysis of crucial components of the plant metabolic response to abiotic stresses. In this review we introduce the analytical methods used for plant metabolomics and describe their use in studies related to the metabolic response to water, temperature, light, nutrient limitation, ion and oxidative stresses. Both similarity and specificity of the metabolic responses against diverse abiotic stress are evaluated using data available in the literature. Classically discussed stress compounds such as proline, γ-amino butyrate and polyamines are reviewed, and the widespread importance of branched chain amino acid metabolism under stress condition is discussed. Finally, where possible, mechanistic insights into metabolic regulatory processes are discussed.
ISSN 1420682X
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2012-08-12
Publisher Place Basel
e-ISSN 14209071
Journal Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences
Volume Number 69
Issue Number 19
Page Count 19
Starting Page 3225
Ending Page 3243


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