Special Issue "In Vitro Approaches to Investigate Plant Cell Wall Biosynthesis"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Physiology and Metabolism".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 215

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Michael G. Hahn
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1. Oak Ridge Natl Lab, BioEnergy Sci Ctr BESC, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, USA
2. BioEnergy Science Center, Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
Interests: plant cell walls
Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Interests: cell wall polysaccharide biosynthesis; protein–protein interactions and structures; cell wall-mediated stress responses
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Department of Plant Biotechnology, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University, Gronostajowa 7, 30-387 Krakow, Poland
Interests: plant cell wall; polysaccharides; regulation of cell wall synthesis; cell wall structure

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Studies related to plant cell walls continue to expand and uncover the critical importance of this plant cell compartment for every aspect of plant activity, including growth, development, protection, and communication with the environment. Cell walls also represent a rich source of renewable materials for numerous industrial utilizations such as food, fiber, plastics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and energy. This fast-developing area of research demands more diverse, precise, and sophisticated approaches with high-resolution and reliable outcomes.

For this Special Issue, we are seeking contributions that expand the knowledge on diverse in vitro approaches that have the potential to improve our understanding of cell wall formation and modification. We encourage the submission of full or brief research papers and reviews concerning the most recent and exciting achievements in research areas dedicated to the following. 1) The development or application of in vitro techniques for the characterization of cell wall polysaccharides and proteins; 2) in vitro studies of enzymes involved in cell wall synthesis and modification; 3) the generation of substrates or labelling techniques for studies of enzymatic activities and enzyme functions; 4) the search for new and improved biotechnological/industrial applications that are driven by an improved understanding of cell wall biosynthesis.  

Prof. Dr. Michael G. Hahn
Prof. Dr. Olga A. Zabotina
Dr. Jan Łyczakowski
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Plants is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • plant cell wall
  • polysaccharides
  • CAZymes
  • in vitro experiments
  • polysaccharide/CAZyme activity and labelling
  • in vitro activity
  • cell wall synthesis/modification
  • biotechnology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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