Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology

Proteomic Applications in Biology

Edited by Joshua L. Heazlewood and Christopher J. Petzold, Subject editors: Tsz-Kwong Man and Ricardo J. Flores, ISBN 978-953-307-613-3, 276 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 18, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2474
Edited Volume

The past decade has seen the field of proteomics expand from a highly technical endeavor to a widely utilized technique. The objective of this book is to highlight the ways in which proteomics is currently being employed to address issues in the biological sciences. Although there have been significant advances in techniques involving the utilization of proteomics in biology, fundamental approaches involving basic sample visualization and protein identification still represent the principle techniques used by the vast majority of researchers to solve problems in biology. The work presented in this book extends from overviews of proteomics in specific biological subject areas to novel studies that have employed a proteomics-based approach. Collectively they demonstrate the power of established and developing proteomic techniques to characterize complex biological systems.