Special Issue "Plant Hormone Regulation and Lipid Metabolism"

A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Metabolism".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 430

Special Issue Editors

Institute for multidisciplinary innovation, University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China
Interests: diterpenoids; plant hormone regulation; lipid biosynthesis in maize anther
Scientist, Molecular Templates Inc., Austin, TX, USA
Interests: lipidomics; metabolomics; mass spectrometry
Department of Plant Physiology, Institute of Biology, Universität Leipzig, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Interests: metabolomics; terpenes;plant hormones; chemical ecology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lipids are ubiquitous in plants and crucial to their survival. They are a diverse group of compounds sharing the common property of being hydrophobic (insoluble in water). Lipids include fatty acids, fats, oils, steroids (sterols), waxes, cutin, suberin, glycerophospholipids (phospholipids), glyceroglycolipids (glycosylglycerides), terpenes, and tochopherols. They serve in several functions that range from making up cell boundaries, through storage of metabolic energy, the carrying of electrons, and the absorption of light, to protection against dehydration and pathogens. Lipids also play a role in plant hormones, where a relay of chemical signals (hormones) that are by-products of lipids are passed along from defense systems and the chloroplast. Additionally, plant lipids are agricultural commodities important to the food, medical, and manufacturing industries.

In this Special Issue entitled “Plant Hormone Regulation and Lipid Metabolism”, we welcome both reviews and original research on lipid biosynthesis, transport, and functions and their genetic mechanisms and also welcome the crosstalk between plant hormones and lipids. We would like to emphasize promising, recent, and novel research trends in various plants.

Dr. Juan Zhang
Dr. Liza Esther Alexander
Dr. Raimund Nagel
Guest Editors

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  • lipid
  • fatty acid
  • plant hormones
  • crops
  • metabolism

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