Special Issue "Plant Protein and Proteome Altlas--Integrated Omics Analyses of Plants under Abiotic Stresses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: photosynthesis; plants and energy
Interests: plant genome; plant proteome; plant transcriptome; post-translational modifications
Interests: photosynthesis; protein structure and function; plant proteome; plant transcriptome
Interests: plant metabolome; quantitative proteomics; bioinformatics; plant protein
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Interests: seed germination; proteomics; crop seeds development; seed dormancy; GA
This Special Issue entitled “Plant Protein and Proteome Altlas: Integrated Omics Anlyses of Plants under Abiotic Stresses” will cover various aspects of plant proteins, ranging from agricultural proteomics, to structure and function of proteins, novel techniques and approaches for protein identification and quantification, novel techniques for PTMs, and new insights into proteomics. It will be issued in collaboration with the 7th National Plant Protein Research Conference (China) and the 5th Meeting of Asia Oceania Agricultural Proteomics Organization (AOAPO) (http://bio.ujn.edu.cn/huiyi/en/), publishing some selected high-quality papers from these conferences.
With the annotation of genomes for thousands of plant species, plant biology study is dawning in the post-genomic era. Biochemical, physiological, and molecular studies have paved the way toward a comprehensive understanding of the complex biological processes operating in plants in response to stress conditions. Among stress conditions, abiotic stresses are the foremost limiting factors for plant survival and development. Different from animals, plants cannot move away from stress sources and have to cope with all kinds of adverse external pressures via their intrinsic biological mechanisms. In this new post-genomic time, the atlas analysis of plants under different abiotic stresses, including salinity, water logging, cold, drought, heat, UV radiation, heavy metals, anaerobic and toxic conditions in the root zone, etc., has become increasingly important for uncovering the potential key genes and proteins in different plant tissues. High-quality genomic data and integrated analyses of transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, and phenomic patterns provide a deeper understanding of how plants grow and survive under environmental stresses.
The proteome atlas aims to compare the quantified relative abundances of genome-wide genes and proteins across different plant tissues or subcellular compartments. Large-scale analyses of post-translational modifications in proteins, such as phosphoproteomics, glycoproteomics, and ubiquiproteomics, have become more imperative to define and interpret plant–environment relationships in terms of multi-layered protection mechanisms against abiotic stresses. They help to gain novel insights for the identification of target genes and proteins, which may decipher the complex relationship between genes, proteins, metabolites, and their biological functions. At the same time, combining big-data-based multi-omics approaches and traditional molecular biology technologies wil allow to gain deeper insights into stress-mitigating mechanisms in plants for translation into higher productivity.
In the research topics of this Special Issue, we would like to include crop plants as well as model plant species used in fundamental research of stress physiology and biochemistry. We welcome the submission of original research articles, deep reviews, mini-reviews, perspectives, and opinions related to abiotic stress resistance of different plant species. Contributions from young investigators and early-career scientists are especially welcome.
This Special Issue will focus on the following topics:
(1) Integrative analyses of quantitative changes in plants under abiotic stresses;
(2) Transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, and phenomic analyses of plant species and tissues under abiotic stresses;
(3) Plant proteome atlas of different tissues and/or cell compartments;
(4) Post-translational modifications in plant proteins upon stressed conditions;
(5) Bioinformatics and computational tools for analyzing big data via various omics approaches;
(6) Genetic and phenomic studies of plant species in different environments;
(7) Functional validation of key genes and proteins obtained from omics approaches in response to stresses in plants.
Prof. Dr. Tingyun Kuang
Prof. Dr. Xuchu Wang
Prof. Dr. Xiaochun Qin
Prof. Dr. Shaojun Dai
Prof. Dr. Pingfang Yang
Dr. Ling Li
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- Plant genes and proteins
- Integrative Omics
- Plant transcriptome
- Plant proteome
- Plant metabolome
- Proteome Atlas
- Quantitative proteomics
- Post-translational modifications
- Abiotic stress