Proteomics and metabolomics of musa
Large amounts of data afe currently produced via the "tooled up" fmmdation of "omic" techIlologies. Proteomics and metabolomics which are typical for post-genomic profiling techniques have been utilized in crop development. The current genomics project of Musa spp. including banana and plantain are complemented with high-throughput metabolomics and proteomics approaches. While metabolic analyses globally focus on small molecules of plants under a specific condition, proteomics identify and quantify differentially expressed proteins. Data from metabolite and protein profiling are analyzed by bioinformatics and complement the more commonly used transcriptomics approaches. This chapter reviews the current developments in dIfferent areas of Musa metabolome and proteome studies. Experimental and analytical tools such as NMR, MS, 2D-gel electrophoresis, GC-MS, MALDI-TOF have been described as important requisites for the generation of Mllsa metabolome and proteome data. In general, systems biology then forms the expected integration of results from transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics and bioinformatics approaches in Musa genomics research.