Plants generate an amazing variety of small molecules and are arguably nature's finest chemists. A new study identifies over 2,000 small molecule mass peaks in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and defines both the genetic diversity and genetic architecture controlling the production of these compounds.
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Baxter, I., Borevitz, J. Mapping a plant's chemical vocabulary. Nat Genet 38, 737–738 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/ng0706-737