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Special Issue "Latest Research on Plant Steroids"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Plant Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 61

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Jana Oklestkova
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Guest Editor
Laboratory of Growth Regulators, Institute of Experimental Botany of the Czech Academy of Science & Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Interests: phytohormones; brassinosteroids; plant steroids; immunoassays (polyclonal/monoclonal antibodies); methods for the determination of plant hormones
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Steroids are key regulators of growth and physiology in both plants and animals. In general, these organic compounds contain a characteristic arrangement of four cycloalkane rings joined to each other. Three of these are cyclohexanes (A, B, and C) and one is the cyclopentane system (D ring).

Plant steroids are well known to modulate a plethora of physiological responses in plants, leading to an improvement in quality as well as yield of food crops. The treatment of plants with steroids or their precursors influence plant development: cell divisions, root and shoot growth, embryo growth, and flowering.

Rapid progress in steroid research may lead to the clarification of many details concerning their action and to their wider use in agriculture.

This Special Issue invites researchers to publish their results, including original research and methodological or review papers, focusing on plant steroids, EUR their chemistry and bioactivity. Studies focused on their mechanisms of action are also welcome.

Dr. Jana Oklestkova
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • brassinosteroids

  • phytoecdysteroids
  • withanolides
  • cardenolides
  • bufadienolides
  • biological activitiy
  • analysis
  • molecular mechanism

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