Increase in the world population has called for the increased demand for agricultural productivity. Traditional methods to augment crop and animal production are facing exacerbating pressures in keeping up with population growth. This challenge has in turn led to the transformational change in the use of biotechnology tools to meet increased productivity for both plant and animal systems. Although many challenges exist, the use of proteomic techniques to understand agricultural problems is steadily increasing. This review discusses the impact of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and phenotypes on plant, animal and bacterial systems to achieve global food security and safety and we highlight examples of intra and extra mural research work that is currently being done to increase agricultural productivity. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Translational Plant Proteomics.
Mark V. Boggess, John D. Lippolis, William J. Hurkman, Clifton K. Fagerquist, Steve P. Briggs, Aldrin V. Gomes, Pier Giorgio Righetti, Kumar Bala.