Special Issue "Bioactive Secondary Metabolites in Plants: Biosynthesis, Regulation, and Function"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2023 | Viewed by 981
Interests: gene expression; transgenic plants; plant gene silencing; secondary metabolites of plants
Interests: gene expression; transgenic plants; plant gene silencing; mutagenesis, regulation of the gene expression
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Plant secondary metabolites are diverse and numerous chemical compounds produced by the plant cell via metabolic pathways derived from primary metabolic pathways. According to their biosynthetic pathways, plant secondary metabolites are generally classified into the following several large molecular families: phenolics, terpenes, steroids, alkaloids, and flavonoids. Plant secondary metabolites perform a variety of functions such as plant growth and development processes, innate immunity, defense response signaling, and response to environmental stresses. In addition, plant secondary metabolites also perform important functions such as repelling pests and pathogens, acting as signals for symbiosis between plants and microbes, and altering host-associated microbial communities. There are many secondary metabolites yet to be discovered as detections become more sensitive, approaches to control the amount of metabolites in plants improve, and our molecular understanding of metabolite biosynthesis and transport expands. This Special Issue of the journal Plants highlights the function, biosynthesis, and diversity of plant secondary metabolites in plants, and their role in plant–environment interactions.
Dr. Andrey R. Suprun
Dr. Zlata V. Ogneva
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- secondary metabolites production
- function of metabolites
- medicinal effect