An Arabidopsis lipid map reveals differences between tissues and dynamic changes throughout development.
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Mass spectrometry is the predominant analytical tool used in the field of plant lipidomics. However, there are many challenges associated with the mass spectrometric detection and identification of lipids because of the highly complex nature of plant lipids. Studies into lipid biosynthetic pathways, gene functions in lipid metabolism, lipid changes during plant growth and development, and the holistic examination of the role of plant lipids in environmental stress responses are often hindered. Here, we leveraged a robust pipeline that we previously established to extract and analyze lipid profiles of different tissues and developmental stages from the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. We analyzed seven tissues at several different developmental stages and identified more than 200 lipids from each tissue analyzed. The data were used to create a web-accessible in silico lipid map that has been integrated into an electronic Fluorescent Pictograph (eFP) browser. This in silico library of Arabidopsis lipids allows the visualization and exploration of the distribution and changes of lipid levels across selected developmental stages. Furthermore, it provides information on the characteristic fragments of lipids and adducts observed in the mass spectrometer and their retention times, which can be used for lipid identification. The Arabidopsis tissue lipid map can be accessed at


Arabidopsis thaliana
lipid fragments
lipid identification
liquid chromatography mass spectrometry
plant growth
untargeted lipid analysis

MeSH terms

Data Visualization
Energy Metabolism
Lipid Metabolism
Plant Leaves
Plant Roots
Tandem Mass Spectrometry


Kehelpannala, Cheka
Rupasinghe, Thusitha
Pasha, Asher
Esteban, Eddi
Hennessy, Thomas
Bradley, David
Ebert, Berit
Provart, Nicholas J
Roessner, Ute

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