Integrating transcriptional and metabolic profiling to unravel secondary metabolite biosynthesis in plants

Heiko Rischer, Matej Oresic, Alain Goossens, Dirk Inze, Kirsi-Marja Oksman-Caldentey

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Abstract

Plants exhibit an overwhelming metabolic capacity and the quest to discover all secondary metabolites has barely begun. Only a fraction of the 500,000 plant species estimated to exist has been formally described and only about 10% of those have been chemically investigated to some extent. In the recent years many biological functions of secondary metabolites have been revealed. The historical term ‘secondary metabolites’ implied that these were inessential compounds as compared to essential i.e., ‘primary metabolites’ involved in the basic processes in the cell. Now we know that secondary metabolites have for example many stress related functions, act as pollinator attractants or defence compounds etc. Nevertheless for most of them their biological function is not yet understood.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture 2006 and Beyond
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 11th IAPTC&B Congress. Beijing, China, 13 - 18 Aug. 2006
PublisherSpringer
Pages135-138
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4020-6635-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-6634-4, 978-90-481-7685-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event11th IAPTC&B Congress Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture - Beijing, China
Duration: 13 Aug 200618 Aug 2006

Conference

Conference11th IAPTC&B Congress Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period13/08/0618/08/06

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Rischer, H., Oresic, M., Goossens, A., Inze, D., & Oksman-Caldentey, K-M. (2007). Integrating transcriptional and metabolic profiling to unravel secondary metabolite biosynthesis in plants. In Biotechnology and Sustainable Agriculture 2006 and Beyond: Proceedings of the 11th IAPTC&B Congress. Beijing, China, 13 - 18 Aug. 2006 (pp. 135-138). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6635-1_17