Plant-based raw material: improved food quality for better nutrition via plant genomics

Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2001 Oct;12(5):488-92. doi: 10.1016/s0958-1669(00)00251-2.


Plants form the basis of the human food chain. Characteristics of plants are therefore crucial to the quantity and quality of human food. In this review, it is discussed how technological developments in the area of plant genomics and plant genetics help to mobilise the potential of plants to improve the quality of life of the rapidly growing world population.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acids / biosynthesis
  • Esters / metabolism
  • Flavonoids / biosynthesis
  • Flavoring Agents
  • Food Technology / methods*
  • Genome, Plant*
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Models, Chemical
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
  • Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis / methods
  • Plants, Genetically Modified*
  • Quality Control


  • Amino Acids
  • Esters
  • Flavonoids
  • Flavoring Agents