Special Issue "Secondary Metabolites in Plant-Microbe Interactions"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Protection, Diseases, Pest and Weeds".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Anna Andolfi
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Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Complesso Universitario Monte S. Angelo Via Cintia 4, I-80126 Naples, Italy
Interests: isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive natural compounds from microorganisms and plants; chromatographic techniques; chemical derivatization; analytical and spectroscopic techniques
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Dr. Maria Michela Salvatore
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Co-Guest Editor
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, Complesso Universitario Monte S. Angelo Via Cintia 4, I-80126 Naples, Italy
Interests: isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive natural compounds from microorganisms and plants; chromatographic techniques; mass spectrometry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A diverse array of natural compounds is involved in organisms’ interactions. During the associations, the interacting partners might be discernibly harmed or receive benefits. In particular, the relationship between plants and microbes is usually mediated by secondary metabolites. Most of these interactions are advantageous to plants, for their growth and development (e.g., mycorrhizae and endophytes). Some microbial species are able to break the balance of mutual benefit and become plant pathogens, producing a lot of compounds as virulence factors (e.g., phytotoxins). Plants defend themselves in response to microbial infections by synthetizing compounds, named phytoalexins, which have long been regarded for their antibiotic, antifungal, and insecticidal activities. The knowledge of plant–microbe interactions could be utilized for the development of efficient and sustainable strategies for the screening of producing compounds and for the agricultural potentials of secondary metabolites in crop protection. Researchers are warmly invited to submit research covering, but not limited to, the isolation, the chemical/biological characterization and the development of strategies for the screening of metabolites involved in plant–microbe interactions produced in vitro and in vivo.

Dr. Anna Andolfi
Dr. Maria Michela Salvatore
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • biological activity
  • chemical structure elucidation
  • endophytes
  • metabolomics
  • phytoalexins
  • phytopatogens
  • phytotoxins
  • plant-microbe interactions

Published Papers

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