Henrik Toft Simonsen
The use of transcriptome sequencing has become very cheap, and it is increasingly being used for enzyme discovery in non-model plants. Especially in plants where no other genomic data is available (being 99.99% of all plants). This short commentary highlights the use of novel sequencing technologies in terpenoid biosynthesis characterization. It is also shown how tissue specific transcriptomic can be useful in this kind of research. Finally, a short overview of general procedures is given together with the perspectives of transcriptomics in plant biochemistry.