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Translational plant proteomics: A perspective

Agrawal, Ganesh Kumar, Pedreschi, Romina, Barkla, Bronwyn J., Bindschedler, Laurence Veronique, Cramer, Rainer, Sarkar, Abhijit, Renaut, Jenny, Job, Dominique, Rakwal, Randeep
Journal of proteomics 2012 v.75 no.15 pp. 4588-4601
energy, food analysis, food security, nutrition, proteomics
Translational proteomics is an emerging sub-discipline of the proteomics field in the biological sciences. Translational plant proteomics aims to integrate knowledge from basic sciences to translate it into field applications to solve issues related but not limited to the recreational and economic values of plants, food security and safety, and energy sustainability. In this review, we highlight the substantial progress reached in plant proteomics during the past decade which has paved the way for translational plant proteomics. Increasing proteomics knowledge in plants is not limited to model and non-model plants, proteogenomics, crop improvement, and food analysis, safety, and nutrition but to many more potential applications. Given the wealth of information generated and to some extent applied, there is the need for more efficient and broader channels to freely disseminate the information to the scientific community. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Translational Proteomics.