Special Issue "Transcriptional Regulation during Fruit Development and Ripening"
A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Developmental Physiology, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 3978
Interests: Solanaceae; fruit ripening; specialized metabolites; horticulture
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Transcriptional regulation is one of the major regulatory processes that allow fruit to respond to the intra- and extracellular signals and to tightly coordinate cellular activities by a network of interacting genes. Fruit development is often characterized by a series of developmental conversions. Meanwhile, fruit ripening is regarded as a critical biological process modifying the biochemistry and physiology of fruits, dramatically affecting fruit quality, such as their appearance, texture, flavor, and aroma. Since most fruit traits, including sensory (such as fruit size and shape) and nutritional qualities, are elaborated during the development and/or the ripening stage, the dissection of the crucial genetic and molecular factors regulating fruit development and ripening is an urgent task toward improving the overall fruit quality of horticultural crops.
The purpose of this Special Issue “Transcriptional Regulation during Fruit Development and Ripening” is to present the state-of-the-art progress in molecular research on fruit crops’ growth and maturation. Innovative articles on the mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in any fruit species are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Shaohua Zeng
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- fruit quality
- fruit size
- transcription factor
- regulatory network
- specialized metabolites
- abiotic stress