Special Issue "Biosynthesis and Gene Regulation of Plant Secondary Metabolic Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 2450
Interests: Chinese medicine biotechnology; new variety breeding and cultivation; secondary metabolites biosynthesis regulation and metabolic engineering; cloning and functional analysis of important functional genes
The plant kingdom produces a huge array of secondary metabolites during development and in response to developmental, environmental, pathogen and symbiont signals. The rich varieties of plant secondary metabolites form a natural drug storage, which provides us with an excellent material basis for treating diseases that may break out at present or even in the future, and is the common wealth that human beings must constantly protect. However, not every plant secondary metabolite synthesis pathway is clear, and it is usually difficult for us to completely know the specific catalytic enzyme of each reaction in the whole metabolic pathway. Transcription factors are proteins that regulate gene activity by binding to motifs within genes (usually in gene promoters) in a sequence-specific manner, and modulate the rate of transcriptional initiation by the basal transcription machinery that includes RNA polymerase II. Therefore, it is necessary to study biosynthetic regulation and metabolic engineering of secondary metabolites.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Study on key enzyme genes of biosynthetic pathway;
- Physiological functions of plant secondary metabolism;
- Relationship between plant secondary metabolism and environment;
- Regulation of plant secondary metabolism by genetic engineering.
Prof. Dr. Zhezhi Wang
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- key enzyme gene
- secondary metabolite
- biotic and abiotic stress