Proteomics and Metabolomics
The role of large scale approaches in transcriptome, proteome and metabolome analysis applied in gene expression studies is continuously growing. Numerous reports on selected individual transcripts, proteins, and metabolites could not resolve the problems connected with plant responses to, for example, environmental cues or gene manipulations performed by breeders and geneticists. Dynamic development of transcriptome profi ling tools enabled deeper insight into many cell pathways and gene
Department of Biotechnology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. *Corresponding author: [email protected]
co-regulations over the past decade (see Chapter 9 for details). However, whole transcriptome analysis is just the fi rst step in the study of gene expression because the correlation between changes in mRNA and protein content is not linear (Kersten et al. 2002; Millar 2004).