Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms of Circadian Clock Function in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 13180
2. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 28006 Madrid, Spain
Interests: plant circadian clock; circadian rhythms; circadian regulatory networks; circadian outputs
Over the past several years, it has become increasingly clear that the circadian function pervades practically every aspect of the plant life cycle. A comprehensive understanding of the plant circadian system, its connection with other signaling pathways, and the circadian processes that are temporally and spatially controlled by the clock are currently the main foci of attention within the plant circadian clock field. Circadian function relies on an intricate regulatory network in which essential clock components rhythmically regulate the expression and function of each other, and generate rhythms in multiple biological activities. Initial mechanistic studies on Arabidopsis thaliana have rapidly expanded to other crops of agronomic interest, opening interesting possibilities of translating the circadian knowledge into changes in crop productivity and resilience. New perspectives are also arising from studies on clock natural variation and evolution as well as on the specificities of the circadian function in cells, organs, and the circadian connection within the whole plant.
This Special Issue invites research articles, reviews, and short communications related but not limited to: transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and epigenetic mechanisms of clock regulation; processes regulated by the clock; and their connection with the predictable changes in light and temperature using Arabidopsis and other plant species, including crops of agronomic interest.
Prof. Dr. Paloma Mas
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- Plant circadian clock
- Circadian rhythms
- Signal transduction
- Regulatory networks
- Light signaling
- Transcriptional regulation
- Post-translational regulation