Here at CiteAb we’re always trying to make your life as a researcher just that little bit easier. Following on from our previous collections on epitope tags/fusion proteins and bacterial/viral targets, our next collection covers antibodies directed at plant targets.

Wheat - Blog ImageIn the days of Aristotle, life on earth was divided into two groups; plants and animals (this shows true in the first classification schema produced by Linnaeus). Just as our ancestors recognised the difference, so too do antibodies. Many companies produce, and some specialise in plant antibodies and CiteAb lists more than two and a half thousand antibodies capable of binding a range of plant species from Abies balsamea (Balsam fir) to Zea mays (Maize/Corn).

The large number of plant targeting antibodies is unsurprising given our age old dependency on plants as a source of food, fuel and materials for construction. Indeed, it’s estimated that rice, maize and wheat alone provide the staple nutrition for over 4 billion people. It’s unsurprising then that as the population grows, plant focused research continues to be an area of research of global importance.

Given the huge number of plant species it’s impractical to list them all, for that reason in this collection we’ve tried to compile the most common. If you are interested in checking out other species listed in CiteAb that aren’t shown below, head over to our reactivity browse page and/or let us know and we can update the list.

This is the first edition of this collection so we would really appreciate your feedback. Do you use anti-plant antibodies in your research? If you could have an antibody directed at any target, what would it be and why? If you make anti-plant antibodies tell us why your antibodies are the best. Let us know and we can use this information to make this collection better.

– Matt and the CiteAb team.

You can find the complete anti-plant antibody collection here.

Anti-Agave tequilana (Blue agave) antibodies
Anti-Algal antibodies
Anti-Arabidopsis antibodies
Anti-Arabidopsis thaliana (Thale cress) antibodies
Anti-Armoracia rusticana (Horseradish) antibodies
Anti-Chlamydomonas antibodies
Anti-Chlamydomonas raudensis antibodies
Anti-Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (Green Alga) antibodies
Anti-Diatom antibodies
Anti-Cucurbita antibodies
Anti-Hordeum vulgare (Barley) antibodies
Anti-Lycopersicon esculentum (Tomato) antibodies
Anti-Nicotiana tabacum (Tobacco) antibodies
Anti-Oryza sativa (Asian rice) antibodies
Anti-Phaseolus lunatus (Butter/Lima bean) antibodies
Anti-Phaseolus vulgaris (Common bean) antibodies
Anti-Pisum sativum (Pea) antibodies
Anti-Raphanus sativus (Radish) antibodies
Anti-Ricinus communis (Castor Oil plant) antibodies
Anti-Solanum tuberosum (Potato) antibodies
Anti-Spinacia oleracea (Spinach) antibodies
Anti-Triticum aestivum (Common wheat) antibodies
Anti-Triticum vulgaris (Common wheat) antibodies
Anti-Vigna radiata (Moong bean) antibodies
Anti-Glycine max (Soybean) antibodies
Anti-Ipomoea batatas (Sweet potato) antibodies
Anti-Lactuca sativa (Lettuce) antibodies
Anti-Zea mays (Maize/Corn) antibodies



FAOSTAT: Production-Crops, 2010 data”. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 2011.