Autophagy in Plants

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 202

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Department of Biology, University of Florence, Via Micheli 3, 50121 Florence, Italy
Interests: plant cell biology; autophagy; programmed cell death; plant anatomy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Autophagy is an intracellular process that facilitates the bulk degradation of cytoplasmic materials by the vacuole or lysosome in eukaryotes. Autophagy is a self-digestion mechanism and is involved in almost every aspect of plant development and plants’ adaptation to the environment. Plant autophagy is necessary for maintaining cellular homeostasis under normal conditions. In this Special Issue, we will focus on the regulation of autophagy in response to abiotic and biotic stresses, its physiological roles during plant growth and development, and the relationship between autophagy and programmed cell death in plants. Both experimental papers revealing various aspects of autophagy in plants and algae and review articles are welcome for submission to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Alessio Papini
Guest Editor

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  • autophagy
  • selective autophagy
  • ATG
  • autophagosome
  • autophagy in plant stress
  • autophagy in plant development

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