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Special Issue "Latest Research on Plant Cell Wall"

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: 28 February 2024 | Viewed by 315

Special Issue Editors

Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Kazan Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 420111 Kazan, Russia
Interests: thickened plant cell wall; tertiary cell wall; gene expression; transcription factors; glycosyltransferases; regulation of plant cell wall formation
Kazan Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics of the Kazan Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 420111 Kazan, Russia
Interests: thickened plant cell walls; tertiary cell wall; polysaccharides; cellulose; pectins; polysaccharide biosynthesis; assembly and interactions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

This Special Issue, entitled "Latest Research on Plant Cell Wall", will cover the broad spectrum of topics relating plant cell wall development and functioning.

It probably no longer makes sense to write about how important the cell wall is in the development and functioning of the plant cell and the entire plant. Indeed, the research community understands well that it is this amazingly stable and dynamic structure that determines much of a plant's biology. At the same time, the complexity of this structure, which for a long time was considered "dead", also determines some of the slow pace of its research. This Special Issue is both a platform for publishing "classical" studies that complement and describe existing dogmas and concepts of the plant cell wall’s development and function, as well as studies that offer "new plot twists" and revisions of some concepts due to the accumulation of new knowledge and improvements made in research methods. We also propose to discuss the existing problems and "blank spots" in modern plant cell wall biology, in addition to possible ways to find solutions to these problems. We invite researchers to publish on the structural features of the cell walls of various plant objects, the interaction between polymers of different natures during the formation of the cell wall supramolecular structure, cell wall biomechanics, the role of cell wall components in interactions with pathogens, and the molecular aspects of cell wall development and functioning, which have been widely studied. Experimental papers, up-to-date review articles, and commentaries are all welcome. We hope that this issue will serve as a demonstration that the walls separating plant cells represent a powerful platform to unite the ideas and experiences of the world scientific community and break all barriers between teams, whatever the difficult events taking place in the world now and need for their swift and peaceful resolution.

Dr. Natalia E. Mokshina
Dr. Polina V. Mikshina
Guest Editors

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  • plant cell wall structure
  • plant cell wall biosynthesis
  • plant cell wall signaling
  • regulation of plant cell wall formation
  • plant cell wall genes
  • biomechanics of cell wall
  • cell wall polysaccharides
  • interactions between cell wall components
  • role of plant cell wall in interaction with pathogens
  • plant cell wall evolution

Published Papers

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