Gene expression profiling--Opening the black box of plant ecosystem responses to global change

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The use of genomic techniques to address ecological questions is emerging as the field of genomic ecology. Experimentation under environmentally realistic conditions to investigate the molecular response of plants to meaningful changes in growth conditions and ecological interactions is the defining feature of genomic ecology. Since the impact of global change factors on plant performance are mediated by direct effects at the molecular, biochemical and physiological scales, gene expression analysis promises important advances in understanding factors that have previously been consigned to the 'black box' of unknown mechanism. Various tools and approaches are available for assessing gene expression in model ... continued below

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Leakey, A.D.B.; Ainsworth, E.A.; Bernard, S.M.; Markelz, R.J.C.; Ort, D.R.; Placella, S.A.P. et al. November 1, 2009.

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The use of genomic techniques to address ecological questions is emerging as the field of genomic ecology. Experimentation under environmentally realistic conditions to investigate the molecular response of plants to meaningful changes in growth conditions and ecological interactions is the defining feature of genomic ecology. Since the impact of global change factors on plant performance are mediated by direct effects at the molecular, biochemical and physiological scales, gene expression analysis promises important advances in understanding factors that have previously been consigned to the 'black box' of unknown mechanism. Various tools and approaches are available for assessing gene expression in model and non-model species as part of global change biology studies. Each approach has its own unique advantages and constraints. A first generation of genomic ecology studies in managed ecosystems and mesocosms have provided a testbed for the approach and have begun to reveal how the experimental design and data analysis of gene expression studies can be tailored for use in an ecological context.

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  • Journal Name: Global Change Biology; Journal Volume: 15; Journal Issue: 5; Related Information: Journal Publication Date: 2009

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  • Report No.: LBNL-3043E
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2008.01818.x | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 981733
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1014162

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Leakey, A.D.B.; Ainsworth, E.A.; Bernard, S.M.; Markelz, R.J.C.; Ort, D.R.; Placella, S.A.P. et al. Gene expression profiling--Opening the black box of plant ecosystem responses to global change, article, November 1, 2009; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1014162/: accessed April 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.