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Special Issue "Anthocyanins in Molecular Biology"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Biochemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sun-Hyung Lim
Guest Editor
School of Biotechnology, Division of Horticultural Biotechnology, Hankyong National University, Anseong 17579, Korea
Interests: metabolic engineering; genome editing; secondary metabolites; flavonoid biosynthetic mechanism; transcriptional factor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to their influence on the various colors found in flowers, fruits, and vegetables, as well as their strong antioxidant effects, plant biologists have been interested in the biosynthetic mechanisms of anthocyanins. Anthocyanin accumulation is determined by the balance between biosynthesis and degradation. Therefore, the understanding of the anthocyanin biosynthesis–degradation pathway and the regulation of anthocyanins will allow the development of novel horticultural crops enriched in these compounds, resulting in enhanced aesthetic properties and nutritional value. This Special Issue covers various aspects of biosynthetic and degradative mechanisms in anthocyanins, such as the identification of biosynthetic and degradation-related genes in anthocyanins via molecular biology, the investigation of anthocyanin degradation mechanisms, as well as metabolic engineering of anthocyanins in plants.

Dr. Sun-Hyung Lim
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Anthocyanins biosynthesis
  • Metabolic engineering
  • Anthocyanins degradation
  • Transcriptional factors for anthocyanin biosynthesis or degradation
  • Environmental regulation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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