Omics

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Diagram illustrating genomics

Omics is a term used in modern genetics. It is used for terms which end in the suffix -omics, such as genomics.

The suffix -ome is used for the objects of study, such as the genome, proteome or metabolome. The -ome refers to a totality of some sort.

Functional genomics aims at identifying the functions of as many genes as possible of a given organism.[1]

Many "omes" beyond the original "genome" have been adopted by research scientists. "Proteomics" has become well-established as a term for studying proteins at a large scale.[2]

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  1. Holtorf, Hauke; Guitton, Marie-Christine; Reski, Ralf 2002. Plant functional genomics. Naturwissenschaften. 89 (6): 235–249. Bibcode:2002NW.....89..235H. doi:10.1007/s00114-002-0321-3. PMID 12146788. S2CID 7768096.
  2. "O M E S Page". bioinfo.mbb.yale.edu. [1]