Special Issue "Genetic and Molecular Mechanisms in Plant-Derived Compounds for Industrial Purposes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2020).
Plants produce a terrific panoply of metabolites involved in many biological mechanisms, which can be exploited for the wellbeing of humans and environment. This array of compounds includes valuable molecules with a broad spectrum of application. As green factories, plants may provide bioactive molecules, proteins, carbohydrates and biopolymers for a sustainable, large-scale production of commodities such as pharmaceuticals, antioxidants, food, feed, chemicals, materials and biofuels for multiple industrial processes. Insights on biosynthesis, catabolism and regulation of these bioactive molecules can be pursued through advanced molecular tools coupled with metabolomics, which in turn allow an accurate identification of the main biosynthetic genes and molecular mechanisms involved in the accumulation of these compounds. Moreover, synergy between disciplines also apparently distant such as plant physiology, pharmacology, ‘omic sciences, bioinformatics and nanotechnology, paves the path to the emergence of novel applications of plants as metabolic factories of bioactive compounds for wide-ranging purposes.
The Forthcoming Special Issue intends to deepen knowledge on plant-based compounds biosynthesis and its orchestration and on innovative approaches of plant biotechnology highly relevant for the development of sustainable improvements in food quality, nutrition, public health and bioenergy.
Dr. Maria Manuela Rigano
Dr. Christoph Crocoll
Dr. Teresa Docimo
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- Vegetables, crop, and tree
- Bioactive compounds
- Genome editing
- Medicinal plants
- Plant Natural products
- Plant biotechnology