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Special Issue "Molecular Control of Periderm Development"

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: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 97

Special Issue Editors

1. CIBIO - BIOPOLIS, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, InBIO Laboratório Associado, Campus de Vairão, Universidade do Porto, 4485-661 Vairão, Portugal
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
BioISI - Biosystems & Integrative Sciences Institute, Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, Campo Grande 016, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Interests: plant secondary growth; embryogenesis; biotic interactions; epigenetics; forest tree genomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

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  • periderm formation
  • lateral meristem
  • phellogen maintenance
  • phellem differentiation
  • phelloderm differentiation
  • lenticel development
  • cork
  • suberization

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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