Special Issue "Plant Specialized Metabolism: From Genetics to Phenotype"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 October 2021.
Interests: specialized metabolism; metabolic channeling; dynamic metabolons; flavonoids; cyanogenic glucosides
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Interests: specialized metabolism; ecophysiology; proteomics; metabolomics
Plant specialized metabolism has gained increasing interest due to the impressive chemical diversity that has evolved as a consequence of the adaptation to environmental challenges. This chemical diversity has enabled plants to combat a broad range of pests, protect their cells against UV radiation, attract specialized pollinators, and make contact with symbiotic microorganisms. However, in order to fully appreciate this chemical landscape and their biological functions, we need to expand our understanding of how their biosynthesis is regulated at multiple levels. Within recent years, omics technologies has become available and affordable, which has prompted coherent studies combining genetics, metabolite, proteome, and phenotype data. Correlation analysis of such studies provide invaluable links from gene to function. This Special Issue will present recent advances on different omics analysis focusing on plant specialized metabolism with a key focus on translation of genetic information to phenotypic traits.
We welcome original research and reviews related to plant specialized metabolism, including the following topics:
The focus will be on:
- Advances in omics technologies applied to study plant specialized metabolism
- Genetic control of specialized metabolism
- Plasticity of plant specialized metabolism
- Biosynthesis of specialized metabolites
- The ecophysiological role of specialized metabolites
- Increasing the chemical diversity: new specialized metabolites and their properties
- Biotechnology: specialized metabolism engineering in heterologous hosts
Dr. Tomas Laursen
Dr. Bruna Marques dos Santos
Manuscript Submission Information
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- specialized metabolism