Special Issue "Plant Volatile Organic Compounds"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 9905
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Plants emit complex mixtures of low molecular weight volatile molecules containing nitrogen and aromatic compounds named volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These airborne compounds are constitutively released or synthesized in reaction to biotic and abiotic stimuli and perform different ecological functions, such as protecting plants from extreme environmental conditions, attracting pollinating insects, recalling predators of arthropods or herbivorous parasites and communication among plants. Given the ephemeral nature of these molecules and their short range of action, some authors have doubted the ecological and evolutionary meaning of plant communication. Indeed, the spread of these molecules in the environment has been associated with an inevitable consequence or after the attack of harmful external agents, given by their volatility. On the other hand, the development of this biochemical mechanism in plants indicates a much broader role for these chemicals that goes beyond self-defense. This Special Issue will contain articles on the chemical biology, organic chemistry and pharmacology of VOCs. Furthermore, particular attention will also be given to the chemical analytical aspects of the VOCs.
Dr. Andrea Mastinu
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- Plant volatile organic
- Organic chemicals
- Biosynthesis of VOCs
- Plant defence
- Pharmacology of VOCs
- Smart agricolture
- Chemical–analytical techniques