Purdue Plant Researchers Sow Seeds for New Field of Ionomics | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (GenomeWeb News) – A team of plant researchers at Purdue University coined the latest term in the “omics” lexicon in a paper published online Aug. 31 in the journal Nature Biotechnology .

The researchers, led by David Salt, associate professor of plant molecular physiology, introduced the concept of “ionomics” — the study of how genes regulate all the ions in a cell — in their paper, “Genomic scale profiling of nutrient and trace elements in Arabidopsis thaliana .”

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