Residing beneath the phenotypic landscape of a plant are intricate and dynamic networks of genes and proteins. As evolution operates on phenotypes, we expect its forces to shape somehow these underlying molecular networks. In this review, we discuss progress being made to elucidate the nature of these forces and their impact on the composition and structure of molecular networks. We also outline current limitations and open questions facing the broader field of plant network analysis.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by Carnegie Institution for Science (S.Y.R.), grants from the National Science Foundation to S.Y.R. ( DBI-0640769 and IOS-1026003 ), a grant from the National Research Foundation funded by the Korean Government (No. 20100017649 ) and POSCO TJ Park Science Fellowship to I.L.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Plant Science