Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Jessica Wright; Eric von Wettberg
    Date: 2009
    Source: Northeastern Naturalist. 16(Special Issue 5): 285-296
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    PDF: Download Publication  (153.35 KB)


    "Serpentinomics" is an emerging field of study which has the potential to greatly advance our understanding of serpentine ecology. Several newly developing –omic fields, often using high-throughput tools developed for molecular biology, will advance the field of serpentine ecology, or, "serpentinomics." Using tools from the fields of ionomics, metabolomics, proteomics, transcriptomics and genomics, researchers will be able to address new (and old) ecological questions in powerful and creative ways. In particular, "serpentinomics" has the potential to uncover the mechanistic and genetic basis of the complexities of tolerance of and adaptation to serpentine soils, including the biochemistry of hyperaccumulation. Here we outline each of these –omic fields and describe possible applications to the field of serpentine ecology.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.


    Wright, J.W. and E. von Wettberg. 2009. Serpentinomics- an emerging new field of study. Northeastern Naturalist. 16(Special Issue 5): 285-296


    Google Scholar

    Related Search

    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page