Special Issue "New Advances in Phytochromes"

A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 91

Special Issue Editors

Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Interests: biliprotein; red and far-red light; fungi; bacteria; phytochrome; cyanobacteriochrome
Dr. Norbert Krauß
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Guest Editor
Botanical Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
Interests: phytochrome; photosynthesis; photoreceptors; crystallography; structural biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to write an article on advances in phytochrome research. A combination of multiple methods, such as physiology, mutant studies, molecular studies, cell biology, recombinant protein expression, biophysics, and evaluation of protein structure has contributed to the present knowledge around phytochrome action.

This Special Issue aims to bring together the newest results in phytochrome research from different phylogenetic groups.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Action of fungal phytochromes;
  • Moss phytochromes;
  • Structure of plant phytochrome;
  • Structure of bacterial phytochromes and cyanobacteriochromes (protein conformational changes);
  • Old and new aspects of phytochrome signal transduction;
  • Ecological aspects of plant phytochromes;
  • Protein interaction, phytochrome;
  • Chromophores of phytochromes and cyanobacteriochromes, chromophore synthesis;
  • Phytochrome action at the plasma membrane in the nucleus and in the cytosole;
  • Infrared spectroscopy with phytochromes.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Tilman Lamparter
Dr. Norbert Krauß
Guest Editors

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  • phytochrome
  • structure
  • signal
  • protein
  • phylogenetic group

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