CORINGREEN'S MOLECULAR LABEL ID FOR PLANTS, CORPS AND FOODS:
OMICS SCIENCES AND INFORMATICS TOOLS COMBINED.
The BioMollecular e-tiquette Tool employs modern omics methodologies such as genomics, metabolomics, catalomics and oxidomics combined with informatics to analyze foods and agricultural products and electronically map and communicate to consumers and industrialists all those specific and unique:
DNA parts (genomics);
antioxidant compounds (oxidomics);
found in them revealing the true nature of the Mediterranean diet and longevity.
Figure 1: Our melon metabolomics methodology.
Polyols as Biomarkers and Bioindicators for melon breeding
Below we present an extract from our Melon Metabolomics work. The synthesis and occurrence of polyols offer considerable promise as bioindicators of a plant species health and biomarkers for use as selective traits for plant/crop improvement. Polyols are polyohydroxy compounds that may be either open chain (acyclic) alditols or cyclic compounds (cyclohexan-hexols), usually termed cyclitols or inositols (Figure 2).
Figure 2: Polyol biosynthesis. Most cyclitols are synthesised from a common cyclitol precursor myo-inositol. Alditols mannitol and sorbitol are synthesised from glucose-6-phosphate (Glu-6-P) and fructose-6-phosphate (Fru-6-P).
Figure 3: The Greek Melon Polyols Profile.