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Common bean proteomics: Present status and future strategies
- Zargar, Sajad Majeed, Mahajan, Reetika, Nazir, Muslima, Nagar, Preeti, Kim, Sun Tae, Rai, Vandna, Masi, Antonio, Ahmad, Syed Mudasir, Shah, Riaz Ahmad, Ganai, Nazir Ahmad, Agrawal, Ganesh K., Rakwal, Randeep
- Journal of proteomics 2017 v.169 pp. 239-248
- Phaseolus vulgaris, abiotic stress, beans, biotic stress, energy, food crops, human population, iron, nucleotide sequences, nutritive value, proteomics, zinc
- Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) is a legume of appreciable importance and usefulness worldwide to the human population providing food and feed. It is rich in high-quality protein, energy, fiber and micronutrients especially iron, zinc, and pro-vitamin A; and possesses potentially disease-preventing and health-promoting compounds. The recently published genome sequence of common bean is an important landmark in common bean research, opening new avenues for understanding its genetics in depth. This legume crop is affected by diverse biotic and abiotic stresses severely limiting its productivity. Looking at the trend of increasing world population and the need for food crops best suited to the health of humankind, the legumes will be in great demand, including the common bean mostly for its nutritive values. Hence the need for new research in understanding the biology of this crop brings us to utilize and apply high-throughput omics approaches. In this mini-review our focus will be on the need for proteomics studies in common bean, potential of proteomics for understanding genetic regulation under abiotic and biotic stresses and how proteogenomics will lead to nutritional improvement. We will also discuss future proteomics-based strategies that must be adopted to mine new genomic resources by identifying molecular switches regulating various biological processes.Common bean is regarded as “grain of hope” for the poor, being rich in high-quality protein, energy, fiber and micronutrients (iron, zinc, pro-vitamin A); and possesses potentially disease-preventing and health-promoting compounds. Increasing world population and the need for food crops best suited to the health of humankind, puts legumes into great demand, which includes the common bean mostly. An important landmark in common bean research was the recent publication of its genome sequence, opening new avenues for understanding its genetics in depth. This legume crop is affected by diverse biotic and abiotic stresses severely limiting its productivity. Therefore, the need for new research in understanding the biology of this crop brings us to utilize and apply high-throughput omics approaches. Proteomics can be used to track all the candidate proteins/genes responsible for a biological process under specific conditions in a particular tissue. The potential of proteomics will not only help in determining the functions of a large number of genes in a single experiment but will also be a useful tool to mine new genes that can provide solution to various problems (abiotic stress, biotic stress, nutritional improvement, etc). We believe that a combined approach including breeding along with omics tools will lead towards attaining sustainability in legumes, including common bean.