Special Issue "Abiotic Stress-Induced Secondary Metabolites Regulating Plant Metabolism"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2023) | Viewed by 2697
Interests: phytochemicals accumulation; sprouts producing; seeds germination; gamma-aminobutyric acid metabolism and its signal function; phenolics accumulation; food chemistry; metabolomics
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Special Issue in Foods: Plant-Based Food：From Nutritional Value to Health Benefits
Special Issue in Plants: Phytohormones on the Metabolism of Bioactive Compounds in Plants under Normal and Stress Conditions
When plants are exposed to adverse conditions such as mechanical damage, drought, waterlogging, salinity, ultraviolet radiation, heavy metal pollution, etc., its body produces a series of complex biochemical reactions to activate its own defense system in response to environmental stress. At the same time, the plant is often accompanied by the synthesis and accumulation of secondary metabolites with strong antioxidant capacities, such as flavonoids, phenolic acids, and gamma-aminobutyric acid. Besides, the secondary metabolite presents in plants with one or more aromatic rings containing one or more hydroxyl groups, which have a wide spectrum of biological activities, including antioxidant, antibiosis, etc. Therefore, the synthesis and accumulation of plant secondary metabolites have received extensive attention. In higher plants, the secondary metabolites are generally converted from carbohydrates. The plant organism realizes the synthesis and metabolism of specific compounds by regulating the genes, protein expression levels and signaling of key enzymes in its anabolic pathway. At the same time, these secondary metabolites have the role of regulating plant growth and metabolism. This Special Issue of Plants will highlight the function, synthesis, and diversity of plant secondary metabolites in plants and their accumulation under abiotic stress.
Dr. Runqiang Yang
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- abiotic stress
- signal transition
- phenolics accumulation
- gamma-aminobutyric acid