Advances in Algal Photosynthesis and Phytochemistry

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 173

Special Issue Editors

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Botany Department, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis 88040-900, SC, Brazil
Interests: photobiology; photosynthesis; ecophysiology; bioremediation

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Departamento de Ciencias y Recursos Naturales, Universidad de Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile
Interests: seaweed reproduction; ecophysiology; photobiology; aquatic photosynthesis; biotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Photosynthesis is a fundamental process used for conducting energy obtained in many organisms around the world, allowing light energy to enter metabolic reactions. As primary producers, algae sustain a relationship with many other algal-consuming organisms, and indirectly the entire trophic web. This Special Issue intends to contribute with novelties about photosynthesis regulation, considering environmental parameters, as well as the regulation of molecular and chemical reactions. In this sense, photosynthetic reactions can produce compounds that are precursors from other secondary algal metabolism reactions, associated with the synthesis of cellular structure, pigments, phenolic compounds, and defense substances, among others. In this way, studies on the monitoring of photosynthesis and the phytochemical synthesis of metabolites are encouraged in this Special Issue.

Dr. José Bonomi Barufi
Dr. Nelso Navarro
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • chlorophyll fluorescence
  • pigments
  • secondary metabolites
  • photoregulation
  • oxygen production
  • carbon fixation
  • photochemical reactions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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