Chin J Plant Ecol ›› 2011, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (1): 110-118.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1258.2011.00110

• Review • Previous Articles    

Review of current progress in the metabolomics for plant response to abiotic stress

TENG Zhong-Qiu1, FU Hui-Qing1, JIA Shao-Hua1, MENG Wei-Wei1,2, DAI Rong-Ji1,2,*(), DENG Yu-Lin1,2,*()   

  1. 1School of Life Science, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
    2Beijing BIT & GY Pharmaceutical R & D Co. Ltd., Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:2010-01-21 Accepted:2010-08-23 Online:2011-01-21 Published:2011-01-24
  • Contact: DAI Rong-Ji,DENG Yu-Lin


Metabolomics is an important platform for studying stress in plants. We can qualify and quantify the metabolites of plants with environment stress using modern analytical techniques. The metabolomics data can be further studied by correlating with transcriptomics and genomics data. The combination of ‘omics’ platforms is an essential tool for systems analyses of plants to determine the mechanics of plant response to environment stress. We review recent studies of plant response to abiotic stress using metabolomics method and combination of different ‘omics’ platforms.

Key words: abiotic stress, environmental stress, metabolites, metabolomics, plant