Special Issue "Role of Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Nutrition, Growth and Metabolism of Photosynthetic Organisms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2021.
Interests: luxury uptake of phosphorus, nutrient biocapture, intracellular nutrient reserves, stress effects on lipid metabolism, high carbon dioxide tolerance, phycoremediation
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In addition to light, photosynthetic organisms, a vital component of the biosphere, require energy, water, and inorganic carbon (a set of mineral nutrients, most important of which are nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P)). Single-celled phototrophs as well as higher plants respond to fluctuations in the nutrient availability by deployment of a broad range of acclimations enhancing the N and P acquisition and accumulation of their reserves. On the cellular and subcellular level, the nutrient deprivation and resupply trigger a profound reprogramming of transcriptome and metabolome. On the ecosystem level, the availability of N and especially P modulates the productivity of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Adequate supply of N and P is a prerequisite for crop productivity and hence for food security. Inefficient use of mineral fertilizers leads to soil degradation and eutrophication of eater bodies. Therefore, the practices and technologies for sustainable use of N and P are in great demand.
This Special Issue is intended to advance our understanding of the effects of N and P availability on different aspects of autotrophic cell functioning, including acquisition and uptake of the nutrients and turnover of their cell reserves. Papers elucidating new aspects of cyanobacterial, algal, and plant cell response to the nutrient shortage and their interplay with other stresses offering further mechanistic insights are welcome. Reviews outlining state-of-the-art developments in these fields can be considered as well.
Dr. Alexei Solovchenko
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- nutrient uptake
- nutrient starvation and luxury uptake
- nutrient reserves
- nutrient biocapture
- nitrogen fixation
- sustainable usage of nutrients
- nutrient acquisition
- nutrient-mobilizing microorganisms
- nutrient bioavailability in soil