Molecular Mechanisms of Biosynthesis and Regulation of Plant Secondary Metabolites

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 34

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Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Botany, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China
Interests: plant secondary metabolites; environmental adaptation
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Dear Colleagues,

Plant secondary metabolites are produced within the plants for protection against environmental stresses, including flavonoids, terpenoids, alkaloids, etc. They have been widely used as pharmaceuticals, food additives, etc., for a long time. In recent years, the ecological functions of plant secondary metabolites have gained attention. Understanding the molecular mechanisms pertaining to the biosynthesis and regulation of plant secondary metabolites could help to improve the content of metabolites or create valuable plants with enhanced resistance using molecular breeding. This Special Issue of Plants will highlight the function, regulation, and diversity of plant secondary metabolites, as well as their roles in the interactions of plants and their environment.

Dr. Xinhua Zhang
Guest Editor

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  • plant secondary metabolite
  • biosynthesis
  • regulation
  • signal molecule

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