Special Issue "Metabolic Engineering of Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: apocarotenoids; carotenoids; carotenogenic enzymes; biotechnology; flavonoids; metabolism regulation; pigments
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Plants have the ability to use CO2 and the energy derived from the Sun to produce a highly diverse range of compounds. Therefore, plants are the most obvious platform for the sustainable generation of food, chemicals, and valuable materials. Metabolic engineering emerged and developed over the past 20 years as a field in which methodologies for the rational engineering of biological systems have been applied to specific industrial, medical, or scientific problems. Metabolic engineering in plants involves direct and indirect modifications of endogenous pathways to redirect one or more enzymatic reactions in order to produce new compounds or improve/retard the production of known compounds.
This Special Issue will focus on the recent advances and breakthroughs on the metabolic engineering of plants. We will notably focus on the powerful tools for the accurate analysis of plant metabolism, for fast and precise genome engineering, for the modification of specific biochemical reactions or the introduction of new ones, and for the design and creation of tailor-made non-natural enzymes and synthetic metabolic pathways. Successful examples of metabolic engineering strategies using synthetic biology tools will also be included.
Prof. Dr. Maria Lourdes Gómez-Gómez
Dr. Gianfranco Diretto
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- synthetic biology
- secondary metabolites
- biosynthetic modules
- isolation of enzyme complexes
- metabolic engineering
- pathway flux analyses
- cell compartmentalization
- pathogen resistance
- crop yield