Special Issue "Plant Endomembrane Trafficking"


A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Rui Malhó
Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Website: http://webpages.fc.ul.pt/~rmmalho
Fax: +351-217-500-048
Interests: cell and molecular biology; functional genomics; fluorescence video and confocal microscopy; plant cell development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Eukaryotic cells have a complex set of endomembrane compartments and proper understanding of its structure and function is central to unravel the mechanisms of cell and organism morphogenesis. Plants share many features with other eukaryotic organisms but have also distinct characteristics involved in numerous, fundamental processes, such as cell wall composition, plant nutrition or immune responses. These specificities are yet insufficiently addressed but many innovative approaches are in course and new data emerging revealing how plants adapted and evolved. In this special issue, we aim to cover recent advances in endomembrane trafficking analysis with special emphasis on the role of proteins and lipids and their interplay in the establishment and maintenance of the plant secretory pathway.

Dr. Rui Malhó
Guest Editor


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  • protein folding and post-translational insertion
  • protein-lipid interaction
  • ion fluxes across membranes
  • ER-Golgi traffic and dynamics
  • post-Golgi trafficking
  • membrane recycling - endocytosis and exocytosis
  • vacuole biogenesis
  • “-omics” of the endomembrane compartment
  • interaction with the cytoskeleton - architecture of the endomembrane compartment

Published Papers

No papers have been published in this special issue yet.

Last update: 19 October 2012

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