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Special Issue "Chemical Features of Food Plants as a Tool for Understanding Biochemical Processes"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 189

Special Issue Editor

1. Instituto de Biología Agrícola de Mendoza, CONICET – Mendoza, Mendoza 5505, Argentina
2. Faculty of Sciences, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Granada University, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: chemical composition; metabolomics; discrimination of botanical varietals; agronomical treatment of agro-food; secondary metabolites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plants produce a great variety of metabolites during their development. Several plant processes, such as plant growth, development, and defence processes, are affected by their environment. Therefore, the relationship between different environments and growth conditions is reflected in plant tissues, such as seeds, leaves, stems, and fruits. In this way, the chemical characterization of the metabolites in each tissue is important to understand the biochemical and metabolic processes of these plants.

Assessments can be carried out to quantify individual compounds or families of compounds. In fact, the study of metabolites in agro-food plants or their derivatives is important, as many of these metabolites have a significant effect on nutritional value, organoleptic properties or, even, on the shelf life of a product.

The objective of this Special Issue is to present original studies that, through chemical characterization, demonstrate the effects of different agronomical treatments and biological or conservation conditions, among others. These studies can be at a molecular, cellular, biochemistry or bioinformatic level. For this Special Issue, reviews are also welcome.

I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Romina P. Monasterio
Guest Editor

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