Special Issue "Molecular Control of Periderm Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 97
2. Departamento de Biologia, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal
Interests: plant development; tree biology; meristems; plant cell division and differentiation; molecular genetics
Interests: plant secondary growth; embryogenesis; biotic interactions; epigenetics; forest tree genomics
The plant periderm comprises the protective tissues that cover the plant secondary body. It is composed of three tissue layers: the phelloderm, the phellogen—the meristem, and the phellem. Research on the molecular biology of the plant periderm started by mainly focusing on aspects of cell differentiation, e.g., suberization of phellem cell walls. These initial research studies were usually performed in distinctive plant periderms such as the those of the potato tuber or the cork oak. More recently, knowledge about molecular players regulating periderm development has improved across different plant species. The focus of this issue is to contribute to a holistic comprehension of the molecular control of plant periderm development, from the first steps of its formation until meristem maintenance or different aspects of cell differentiation.
Dr. Ana Campilho
Prof. Dr. Célia M. Miguel
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- periderm formation
- lateral meristem
- phellogen maintenance
- phellem differentiation
- phelloderm differentiation
- lenticel development