Special Issue "Diversity and Regulation of Metabolites in Forest Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2023) | Viewed by 5508
Interests: research based on multi-omics to investigate the mechanism of metabolic regulation of plant resources
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Interests: MYB transcription factor; secondary cell wall; Betula; gene expression
There is great diversity of plant metabolites, with an estimated existence of between 100,000 and 1 million. In plants, they play multiple roles in the process of growth, and are used by humans in making medicines and foods. Metabolites can be classified into two groups: primary and specialized (secondary) metabolites. Primary metabolites are found in all plants and encourage plants to grow, develop, and reproduce. Specialized metabolites are unique to different plants, and help plants to interact with each other and their surroundings. For example, when an insect begins to eat the leaves of a cabbage, the plant increases the amount of toxic specialized metabolites called glucosinolates, which are then converted into even more toxic compounds. Plants use specialized metabolites to deter enemies (herbivores) and keep friends (pollinators) close. Compared with agricultural crops and model plants, our understanding of metabolic diversity and regulation in forest plants is limited, mainly due to their long life cycles, large genome sizes, and lack of genomic tools. In the context of climate change, it is increasingly important to strengthen our understanding of the metabolites of forestry plants in response to abiotic and biotic stresses.
Prof. Dr. Zhonghua Tang
Prof. Dr. Chao Wang
Prof. Dr. Fang Yu
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- diversity and function
- forest plant
- environmental changes