Plant lipidomics: discerning biological function by profiling plant complex lipids using mass spectrometry

Front Biosci. 2007 Jan 1;12:2494-506. doi: 10.2741/2250.


Since 2002, plant biologists have begun to apply mass spectrometry to the comprehensive analysis of complex lipids. Such lipidomic analyses have been used to uncover roles for lipids in plant response to stresses and to identify in vivo functions of genes involved in lipid metabolism.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Genes, Plant
  • Lipid Metabolism*
  • Lipids / analysis
  • Lipids / chemistry*
  • Plant Development
  • Plants / enzymology
  • Plants / metabolism*
  • Spectrometry, Mass, Electrospray Ionization*


  • Lipids