Submitted to: Briefings in Functional Genomics and Proteomics
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: December 23, 2009
Publication Date: January 16, 2010
Citation: Baxter, I.R. 2010. Ionomics. Briefings in Functional Genomics and Proteomics. 9:149-156. Technical Abstract: Ionomics is the study of elemental accumulation (e.g., Ca, K, P, and metal ions) in living systems using high-throughput elemental profiling. This approach has been applied extensively in plants for forward and reverse genetics, screening diversity panels and modeling of physiological states. In this review, some of the advantages and limitations of the ionomics approach as well as the important parameters to consider when designing ionomics experiments are discussed.