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An integrative omics perspective for the analysis of chemical signals in ecological interactions
BRUNETTI, A. E.; CARNEVALE NETO, F.; VERA, M. C.; TABOADA, C.; PAVARINI, D. P.; BAUERMEISTER, A.; LOPES, N. P.
CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS (PRINT)
ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
Lugar: CAMBRIDGE; Año: 2017
All living organisms emit, detect, and respond to chemical stimuli, thus creating an almost limitlessnumber of interactions by means of chemical signals. Technological and intellectual advances in the lasttwo decades have enabled chemical signals analyses at several molecular levels, including gene expression,molecular diversity, and receptor affinity. These advances have also deepened our understanding of natureto encompass interactions at multiple organism levels across different taxa. This tutorial review describesthe most recent analytical developments in ?omics? technologies (i.e., genomics, transcriptomics,proteomics, and metabolomics) and provide recent examples of its application in studies of chemicalsignals. We highlight how studies have integrated an enormous amount of information generated fromdifferent omics disciplines into one publicly available platform. In addition, we stress the importance ofconsidering different signal modalities and an evolutionary perspective to establish a comprehensiveunderstanding of chemical communication.