By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- A new study on Science is now available. According to news reporting originating from Wuhan, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Plant metabolites are crucial for both plant life and human nutrition. Despite recent advance in metabolomics, the genetic control of plant metabolome remains largely unknown."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Huazhong Agricultural University, "Here, we performed a genetic analysis of the rice metabolome that provided over 2,800 highly resolved metabolic quantitative trait loci for 900 metabolites. Distinct and overlapping accumulation patterns of metabolites were observed and complex genetic regulation of metabolism was revealed in two different tissues. We associated 24 candidate genes to various metabolic quantitative trait loci by data mining, including ones regulating important morphological traits and biological processes. The corresponding pathways were reconstructed by updating in vivo functions of previously identified and newly assigned genes."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This study demonstrated a powerful tool and provided a vast amount of high-quality data for understanding the plasticity of plant metabolome, which may help bridge the gap between the genome and phenome."
For more information on this research see: Genetic analysis of the metabolome exemplified using a rice population. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2013;110(50):20320-20325. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America can be contacted at: Natl Acad Sciences, 2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418, USA. (National Academy of Sciences - www.nasonline.org/; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America - www.nasonline.org/publications/pnas/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting L. Gong, Huazhong Agricultural University, Minist Educ, Key Lab Hort Plant Biol, Wuhan 430070, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include W. Chen, Y.Q. Gao, X.Q. Liu, H.Y. Zhang, C.G. Xu, S.B. Yu, Q.F. Zhang and J. Luo (see also Science).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Wuhan, Science, People's Republic of China
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