Towards a functional understanding of the plant metabolome

Monika Kosmacz, Ewelina Maria Sokołowska, Saad Bouzaa, Aleksandra Skirycz

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Abstract

Plants are true organic chemists—the chemical diversity of plant metabolomes goes hand in hand with functional diversity. New, often unexpected roles are being reported for both evolutionarily conserved and well-characterised central metabolites such as amino acids, nucleotides, and sugars, and for specialized/secondary metabolites such as carotenoids, glucosinolates, and terpenoids. Our review aims to highlight recent studies reporting novel roles of metabolites and to emphasize the importance of cell-wide identification of metabolite–protein complexes for the comprehensive, functional understanding of the plant metabolome.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
Volume55
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

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