alexa Innovative Transcriptomics Approaches for Large Scale Identification of Genes Involved In Plant Secondary Metabolism

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Innovative Transcriptomics Approaches for Large Scale Identification of Genes Involved In Plant Secondary Metabolism

Plants synthesize an impressive number of different secondary metabolites involved directly in the interaction with other organisms and with environment or indirectly in the regulation of plant responses [1,2]. Moreover many secondary metabolites hold beneficial effects on human health and are used as bioactive components of drugs [3]. Plant nutraceuticals, natural plant food and use of nutritional therapies and phytotherapies have become progressively popular to improve health and to prevent and treat diseases. Improving the traits related to plant secondary metabolism (i.e. defense responses, fitness, stress tolerance, nutraceutical value, etc.) has become a main target of plant breeding and biotechnology industry [4].

 

Citation: Alagna F (2013) Innovative Transcriptomics Approaches for Large Scale Identification of Genes Involved In Plant Secondary Metabolism. J Plant Biochem Physiol 1:e107. doi: 10.4172/2329-9029.1000e107

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