Special Issue "Plant Hormones Brassinosteroids and Its Actions in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: phytohormones; brassinosteroids; plant steroids; immunoassays (polyclonal/monoclonal antibodies); methods for the determination of plant hormones
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The plant steroid hormones brassinosteroids (BRs) and their precursors play major roles in plant growth, development, and stress tolerance. They act independently and/or in conjuction with other phytohormones. BRs are observed in many plant species and are present in nearly every part of the plant. BRs control, at the cellular level, cell elongation, division, and differentiation and also several traits of agronomic importance such as seed germination, plant architecture, senescence, flowering time, and seed yield and protect plants from a variety of environmental stresses. Over the last two decades, much progress has been made in identifying genes involved in their biosynthesis, metabolism, and signaling pathways. However, there are still some reaction steps and mechanisms of action that remain to be elucidated. Further studies should expand our knowledge of how brassinosteroids are perceived and transduced to regulate plant development and improve crop productivity.
This Special Issue will focus on the latest advances in brassinosteroids research, particularly their biosynthesis, metabolism, interaction with other phytohormones, use in the chemical synthesis of new derivatives and inhibitors, biological activities, and practical use in agriculture. Original research articles and reviews in this field are welcome.
Dr. Jana Oklestkova
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- biosynthesis and metabolism
- signaling pathways
- phytohormonal crosstalk
- synthetic derivatives and inhibitors
- isolation and quantification methods
- agricultural applications