Strike while the ionome is hot: making the most of plant genomic advances

Trends Biotechnol. 2003 Dec;21(12):520-1. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2003.09.013.


Research into plant nutrition focuses on how plants maintain elemental differences from the surrounding environment. Classic genetic analysis has been hindered because it is not possible to accurately screen for perturbations in this disequilibrium. Recent work by Lahner and colleagues has enabled efficient screening and identification of plants that have altered elemental profiles.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biotechnology / trends*
  • Genes, Plant*
  • Genetic Testing / methods*
  • Genome, Plant*