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Commentary - Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2023) Volume 13, Issue 102

In the ages of genomics and post-genomics, phytochemistry.

Anna Alaka *

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tokushima Bunri University, Japan

*Corresponding Author:
Anna Alaka
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Tokushima Bunri University

Received:30-Oct-2023, Manuscript No. AABPS-23-119404; Editor assigned:02-Nov-2023, PreQC No. AABPS-23-119404 (PQ); Reviewed:16-Nov-2023, QC No. AABPS-23-119404; Revised:21-Nov-2023, Manuscript No. AABPS-23-119404(R); Published:28-Nov-2023, DOI:10.35841/ aabps-13.102.207

Citation: Alaka A. In the ages of genomics and post-genomics, phytochemistry. Asian J Biomed Pharmaceut Sci. 2023;13(102):207


The study of phytochemistry has expanded to include new and fascinating areas in the era of genomics and post-genomics. The study of plants' chemical makeup and characteristics, or phytochemistry, has developed to supplement and enhance our understanding of genetics. Phytochemists have played a key role in solving the mysteries surrounding the chemical diversity of nature by examining the complex molecular parts of plants. We shall examine the critical function of phytochemistry in the genomic and post-genomic eras in this article, highlighting the emerging findings and synergies [1, 2].

A Research on biological systems underwent a significant change with the advent of genomics. Understanding the genetic blueprints of all living things, including plants, was made possible by the field of genomics, which is the study of an organism's entire DNA, or genome. Thanks to the development of high-throughput sequencing methods, researchers are now able to unravel entire plant genomes and pinpoint the genes governing different characteristics and metabolic processes. Although genomic data is a useful tool for understanding plant biology, it is not the whole picture [3, 4].

The link between genetics and the natural world is provided by phytochemistry. It explores the chemical substances that plants make, illuminating the intricate relationships that exist between metabolites, enzymes, and genes. Secondary metabolites, which are important for a plant's growth, adaption, and defensive mechanisms, are examined by Phytochemists-5. These include alkaloids, flavonoids, terpenoids, and phenolic chemicals. These substances have significant effects on human health in addition to their effects on the physiology of the plant [5, 6].

Because phytochemistry can detect bioactive molecules from plants, it has proven useful in the drug discovery process. Numerous medications, such as painkillers, antibiotics, and therapies for cancer, have been developed as a result of research into these substances and how they interact with biological targets. Plant-based phytochemicals are vital parts of the human diet because they offer health advantages over and beyond simple sustenance [7, 8].

The development of nutraceuticals and functional foods depends heavily on their identification and characterization. A better understanding of how plants respond to environmental stressors by producing secondary metabolites is useful in crop improvement and the development of sustainable agricultural techniques. In order to preserve and catalog the chemical diversity of plant species and contribute to the preservation of priceless genetic resources, phytochemistry is essential [9, 10].


Since it sheds light on the complex realm of plant chemistry, phytochemistry has become increasingly important in the genomes and post-genomics periods. Our knowledge of plant biology, human health, and environmental adaptation has been completely transformed by its close relationship with genomics. Phytochemistry continues to unveil the molecular treasures of nature and shape the future of environmental conservation, agriculture, and health by bridging the gap between genomes and the natural world.


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