Special Issue "LC-MS/MS Analysis for Plant Secondary Metabolites"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 95

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Tiantian Ye
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Department of Chemistry, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Interests: LC-MS analysis; metabolomics; nucleic acid modifications
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School of Pharmacy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Interests: proteomics; metabolomics; multi-omics; cancer research; precision medicine; interaction networks
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plant secondary metabolites encompass a diverse group of molecules that play a critical role, yet they are not directly involved in plant growth, development, or stress response. Accurate and reliable analysis of the secondary metabolites would enhance our comprehension of their physiological status and deepen our understanding of specific biochemical processes in plants. Liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) has emerged as a powerful and essential technique for metabolomics analysis. Advancements in LC-MS/MS have facilitated the simultaneous measurement of numerous metabolites. Nevertheless, obtaining high-quality metabolomics datasets as well as effectively integrating and interpreting the data still present challenges.

In this Special Issue on "LC-MS/MS Analysis for Plant Secondary Metabolites”, we aim to showcase the wide range of research and applications of LC-MS/MS analysis in the field of plant secondary metabolites. We invite submissions covering various aspects of LC-MS/MS analysis, including applications, method and instrumentation development, and advancements in bioinformatic methodology. Original research papers as well as review articles are welcomed for submission.

Dr. Tiantian Ye
Dr. Lin Li
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • liquid chromatography
  • mass spectrometry
  • secondary metabolites
  • metabolomics
  • abiotic and biotic stress
  • plant development

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