Special Issue "Growth Regulators in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: development of new approaches for isolation and determination of phytohormone metabolites; tissue-, cell- and organelle-specific profiling of auxin metabolome; studying of phytohormones’ biosynthesis and metabolism
Plant hormones (phytohormones) are naturally occurring small signaling molecules. These organic substances regulate all aspects of plant growth and development, as well as responses to various biotic and abiotic stresses. The main groups of hormones produced by plants are auxins, cytokinins, gibberellins, abscisic acid, ethylene, salicylic acid, jasmonates, brassinosteroids and strigolactones. Other substances with a phytohormonal effect also include signal peptides or polyamines. Not only do naturally occurring phytohormones deserve attention, but also synthetic growth regulators, which play an important role in phytohormonal research, plant tissue cultures and agriculture.
Phytohormones act in extremely low concentrations, which has made, and still makes, their investigation very difficult. Recent advances in molecular biology and analytical chemistry have helped to reveal the mechanisms of phytohormones’ action.
This issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences will focus on recent ressearch on plant hormone biology. Novel bioanalytical methods for the investigation of phytohormones’ metabolic pathways, as well as the praparation and testing of novel synthetic plant growth regulators and their derivatives, are also welcome.
Dr. Aleš Pěnčík
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- plant growth regulators
- phytohormone signaling
- plant hormone derivatives
- biological activity