Submitted to: Frontiers in Bioscience
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/1/2006
Publication Date: 1/1/2007
Citation: Welti, R., Shah, J., Li, W., Li, M., Chen, J., Burke, J.J., Fauconnier, M., Chapman, K., Chye, M., Wang, X. 2007. Plant lipidomics: Discerning biological function by profiling plant complex lipids using mass spectrometry. Frontiers in Bioscience. 12:2494-2506.
Technical Abstract: Since 2002, plant biologists have begun to apply mass spectrometry to the comprehensive analysis of complex lipids. Such lipidomic analyses have been used to uncover roles for lipids in plant response to stresses and to identify in vivo functions of genes involved in lipid metabolism.