Elucidation of Terpenoid Biosynthesis in Non-model Plants Utilizing Transcriptomic DataHenrik Toft Simonsen*
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
- *Corresponding Author:
- Henrik Toft Simonsen
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, University of Copenhagen
Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1871 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 17, 2015; Accepted date: April 01, 2015; Published date: April 06, 2015
Citation: Simonsen HT (2015) Elucidation of Terpenoid Biosynthesis in Non-model Plants Utilizing Transcriptomic Data. Next Generat Sequenc & Applic 2:111. doi:10.4172/2469-9853.1000111
Copyright: © 2015 Simonsen HT, This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The use of transcriptome sequencing has become very cheap, and it is increasingly being used for enzyme discovery in non-model plants. Especially in plants where no other genomic data is available (being 99.99% of all plants). This short commentary highlights the use of novel sequencing technologies in terpenoid biosynthesis characterization. It is also shown how tissue specific transcriptomic can be useful in this kind of research. Finally, a short overview of general procedures is given together with the perspectives of transcriptomics in plant biochemistry.