Special Issue "Gasotransmitters in Plants: Physiological Functions and Potential Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 143
Interests: physiological functions and potential applications of gasotransmitters in plants
The term “gasotransmitters” is used to define small gaseous molecules that perform signaling functions in animals, plants, and microbes. Gasotransmitters can be generated via enzymatic and non-enzymatic pathways and exert their physiological functions at relatively low levels. In plants, the main gasotransmitters are nitric oxide (NO), hydrogen sulfide (H2S), and carbon monoxide (CO). Moreover, progress in recent decades has provided evidence that molecular hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) are two potential gasotransmitters. Gaseous phytohormone ethylene (C2H4) is also regarded as a classical gasotransmitter due to its broad roles in regulating both growth and senescence.
In recent decades, the functions of gasotransmitters have been actively researched in plants through exogenous supply and genetic manipulation. Furthermore, the endogenous roles and emissions of gasotransmitters have been explored by constructing mutants related to the enzymatic synthesis of gasotransmitters. Previous studies have provided considerable evidence to show that gasotransmitters including NO, H2S, CO, and H2 in plants play a crucial role in influencing tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses, growth and development, senescence, autophagy, etc. Several gasotransmitters, such as NO, H2S, and H2, are normally used to delay the postharvest senescence of multiple horticultural products. However, more physiological functions and potential applications remain to be discovered. This Special Issue of Plants will highlight the functions and applications of gasotransmitters in model plants, crop plants, trees, aquatic plants, etc. In particular, the positive results of field trials related to the application of gasotransmitters in agriculture are welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Wenbiao Shen
Prof. Dr. Hua Zhang
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- physiological functions
- potential applications
- signaling mechanism
- biotic and abiotic stresses
- plant growth and development
- postharvest senescence
- gene regulation