Special Issue "Natural Products from Plant-Associated Microorganisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 3306
Interests: metabolomics; imaging mass spectrometry; natural product chemistry; microbial drug discovery; antimicrobials; plant–microbe interactions; chemical ecology; molecular ecology; endophytes; phytopathogens; biocontrol organisms; biologics
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It is now evident from a plethora of studies that the production of secondary metabolites by plants and associated microorganisms, ranging from antimicrobial chemical defense compounds to communication molecules, is the direct or indirect result of complex and dynamic ecological interactions in nature. Any plant ecosystem would be rendered virtually non-functional without the ecologically meaningful metabolites of plant-associated micro- and macrobiota. This Special Issue invites full research papers, reviews, and short communications dealing with natural products isolated from plant-associated microorganisms, such as endophytic microorganisms, having ecological, biological, physiological, or pharmaceutical implications. Studies dealing with the role of natural products in interspecies and multispecies crosstalk of plant-associated microorganisms and how these interactions correlate with natural products' biosynthesis and plant fitness costs/benefits are also invited. Studies on natural product isolation and characterization from plant-associated microorganisms reporting the use of state-of-the-art chemical, biological, genomic, computational, and interdisciplinary omics-approaches are particularly welcome.
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Souvik Kusari
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- Natural product chemistry
- Structural elucidation
- Structure–activity relationships
- Biosynthesis of secondary metabolites
- Bioactive and physiologically active natural products (e.g., allelochemicals, semiochemicals)
- Endophytes, phytopathogens, bacteria, fungi, viruses, etc.
- Fermentation, bioprocess design, upscaling