Ecometabolomics focuses on the interaction between plants, particularly plants that have vigorous secondary metabolites, and the environment using metabolomics. This book is divided into six chapters and offers a comprehensive overview of the responses of the metabolome of organisms to biotic and abiotic environmental changes. Ecometabolomics includes an introduction to metabolomics, summaries of metabolomic techniques and applications, studies of stress in plants and insights into challenges in the field.
This is a must have reference for plant biologists, plant biochemists, plant ecologists and phytochemists researching the interface between environment and plants using metabolomics.
- Provides in-depth overview of the basics of the discipline including non-targeted analysis and quantification of plant metabolites
- Outlines the applications of various analytical techniques in comprehending the total metabolome of organism
- Covers both NMR and MS-based approaches
1. Introducing metabolomics 2. Integrated approach on plant biology via multianalogus methods 3. Metabolomics studies of stress in plants 4. Climatic change and metabolome fluxes 5. Instrumentation applied to metabolomic analysis 6. Ecological metabolomics: Challenges and Perspectives
Sumira Jan has received numerous international and national awards, including the Korean Government Doctoral Scholarship in the field of the environment; and was selected for the BioCaRe Early Career Scientist Award, 2014; and for the prestigious Fast Track Young Scientist Award, 2015. Presently Dr. Jan is working as a Senior Research Associate (Scientist Pool Scheme), and her work is funded by the CSIR at the Central Institute of Temperate Horticulture. She has more than 35 research articles in international journals. In addition, Dr. Jan has authored four books. Her first book as lead author was published in 2016. Currently, Dr. Jan is engaged in metabolomic analyses of high-altitude herbs and their ecophysiology.
Dr. Parvaiz Ahmad is Senior Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany at Sri Pratap College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, and is presently a Visiting Scientist at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He completed his post-graduate degree in Botany in 2000 at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India. After receiving a Doctorate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, India, he joined the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, in 2007. His main research area is Stress Physiology and Molecular Biology. He has published more than 50 research papers in peer reviewed journals, and 40 book chapters. He is also an Editor of 17 volumes (one with Studium Press Pvt. India Ltd., New Delhi, India; nine with Springer, New York; three with Elsevier USA; and four with John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.). He is a recipient of the Junior Research Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship award, granted by CSIR, New Delhi, India. Dr. Ahmad was awarded the Young Scientist Award under the Fast Track scheme in 2007 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India. Dr. Ahmad is actively engaged in studying the molecular and physio-biochemical responses of different agricultural and horticultural plants under environmental stress.