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Title: Proteomics in the fruit tree science arena: new insights into fruit defense, development, and ripening
Authors: Molassiotis, Athanassios 
Tanou, Georgia 
Filippou, Panagiota 
Fotopoulos, Vasileios 
Keywords: Fruit
Fruit tree
Plant proteomics
Ripening
Stress
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Source: Proteomics, 2013, Volume 13, Issue 12-13, Pages 1871–1884
Abstract: Fruit tree crops are agricultural commodities of high economic importance, while fruits also represent one of the most vital components of the human diet. Therefore, a great effort has been made to understand the molecular mechanisms covering fundamental biological processes in fruit tree physiology and fruit biology. Thanks to the development of cutting-edge “omics” technologies such as proteomic analysis, scientists now have powerful tools to support traditional fruit tree research. Such proteomic analyses are establishing high-density 2DE reference maps and peptide mass fingerprint databases that can lead fruit science into a new postgenomic research era. Here, an overview of the application of proteomics in key aspects of fruit tree physiology as well as in fruit biology, including defense responses to abiotic and biotic stress factors, is presented. Α panoramic view of ripening-related proteins is also discussed, as an example of proteomic application in fruit science.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/jspui/handle/10488/3340
ISSN: 1615-9861
DOI: 10.1002/pmic.201200428
Rights: © WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
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