Special Issue "Identification of Secondary Metabolites by Multi-Omics Methods"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 2649
Interests: plant specialized metabolites biosynthesis; plant natural products chemistry; plant genomics; terpenoids; enzymology
Plant secondary metabolites (SMs) are widely used as drugs, food supplements, dyes and so on. Although the isolation of individual metabolites from plant material and the application of appropriate biological assays is still a common method to evaluate the function of SMs, the emergence of omics, such as transcriptome and metabolomics, can systematically scan changes in the metabolites in vivo, providing an unbiased view of the biological processes. Therefore, omics is widely used in the active ingredients of traditional herbs, nutrition for crops and functional factors in food. This Special Issue aims to explore applications of metabolomic tools in natural products from plants, herbs or food materials. The submission of manuscripts focusing on new structures (including isolation and structure determination), the functions of natural products, as well as changes in SMs of a crop or herb during growth or post-harvest using metabolomics or metabolomics-based omics is strongly encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Xin Fang
Prof. Dr. Zhonghua Tang
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