In acidic soils growth of the plants decreased due to Aluminum stress worldwide. To understand mechanisms in crops that are affected by Al stress, a proteomic analysis of Switchgrass root tissue, grown in Al-treated and no Al liquid cultures, was performed. The proteome is the entire set of proteins expressed by a genome, cell, tissue or organism at a certain time. Alterations in proteome composition by changing the rate of protein turnover, and/or post-translational modification provide the bases for a plant to perform different biological functions, and it is also one of the major processes for plants to develop tolerance to suboptimal conditions. Mass spectroscopy with TMT labeling can be used to identify the Protein changes in the plant tissues due to Al stress.


Studies on Abiotic Stress in Switchgrass and foxtail millet.


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