Insights of Transcriptomic Study of Tea
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mainaak Mukhopadhyay
Department of Botany, University of Kalyani
Nadia 741235, West Bengal, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received January 04, 2016; Accepted March 25, 2016; Published March 30, 2016
Citation: Mukhopadhyay M, Mondal TK (2016) Insights of Transcriptomic Study of Tea. Transcriptomics 4:132. doi:10.4172/2329-8936.1000132
Copyright: © 2016 Mukhopadhyay M, et al. 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.
Tea (Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze), an evergreen cash crop, is indigenous to Indo-China region. These perennial shrubs intermittently encounter versatile stresses that impinge on production. However, tea consumption is escalating due to cheaper valuation. Hence, increased production entails appliance of advanced research and technological implications. Concurrently, complex life cycle and out-breeding nature of tea poses several inadequacies for genetic improvement. Abolition of winter dormancy, quicker flushes, and faster germination demands deliberation. Incidentally, efficacy of DNA based markers for molecular or genetic characterization has been exploited. Though, genome sequencing and advanced molecular approaches have made possible genome-wide analysis of changes molecular expression, creating the opportunity for studying biological processes. Nevertheless, solitary technology as a ‘stand-alone’ cannot be adequate for gaining a comprehensive understanding.