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Autophagy and Programmed Cell Death in Plants and Algae

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: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 77

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Department of Plant Physiology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań, Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Interests: autophagy; autophagic body degradation; plant physiology and biochemistry; programmed cell death (PCD); pexophagy; seed metabolism; selective autophagy; sugar starvation; seed development and germination; storage lipid metabolism; uncommon nucleotides; vacuolar processing enzymes (VPE); vacuole
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Dear Colleagues,

Autophagy and Programmed Cell Death (PCD) occurs at each stage of plant ontogenesis, enabling growth and development under both normal and stressed conditions. While recent advances have significantly expanded our understanding of plant autophagy and the mechanisms and functions of PCD, gaps remain in our comprehension of their course and role in plant life.

This Special Issue aims to cover a wide range of issues related to plant autophagy and PCD. Suitable topics include molecular data on the course of autophagy and PCD, the relationships between these two processes, their regulation, and their significance in plant growth and development—particularly in the context of the responses of plants to biotic and abiotic stresses. Contributions related to autophagy and PCD, not only in model plants but also in other plant species including algae and crop plants, are especially encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Sławomir Borek
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • algal autophagy and PCD
  • autophagy-related (Atg) genes and proteins
  • biotic and abiotic stresses
  • caspase-like proteases
  • crop plant improvement
  • macro-, micro-, and mega-autophagy
  • metacaspases
  • selective autophagy
  • signaling
  • vacuolar processing enzymes (VPEs)

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