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Special Issue "Regulation of Transcription Factor–Hormone Networks in Plants"

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 2023 | Viewed by 236

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology, National Research Council, 500185 Rome, Italy
Interests: plant development; morphogenesis; meristems; phytohormones
Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology, National Research Council, 500185 Rome, Italy
Interests: arabidopsis; developmental pathways; environmental responses; HD-Zip transcription factors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The generation of complex plant architectures depends on the coordinated balance between the proliferative activity of plant meristems and the differentiation of newly formed cells and tissues into organs with definite sizes, shapes and spatial arrangements. This balance is genetically controlled by molecular regulatory networks involving key transcription factors and phytohormones which, through a complex web of interactions, drive plant developmental patterning. Understanding the molecular mechanisms behind these networks is relevant to fundamental and applied research alike: agronomically relevant traits such as plant biomass, crop yield and agricultural land use all depend on the genetic mechanisms regulating plant architectures.

This Special Issue will focus on the TF–hormone molecular regulatory networks and their role in the genetic control of plant architecture, as well as explore recent advances in the regulation of meristems functions and organ formation. We will welcome original research contributions and timely review articles on model and crop species.

Dr. Massimiliano Sassi
Dr. Giovanna Sessa
Guest Editors

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  • transcription factors
  • hormones
  • regulatory networks
  • plant architecture
  • meristem
  • organogenesis

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