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Special Issue "Photosynthesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2018).
Solar Energy is the most abundant renewable energy source available for our planet. Light energy conversion into chemical energy by photosynthetic organisms is, indeed, the process by which carbon dioxide is fixed in organic compounds. Exploitation of biomass produced by photosynthetic organisms is then at the base of heterotrophic metabolism. In addition, agriculture and several industrial processes rely on photosynthetic derived biomass, by which food, biofuels and high value products can be extracted. The molecular basis of both light and dark phase of photosynthesis have been investigated extensively in the past by multidisciplinary approaches ranging from biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology and plant physiology. Fundamental knowledge of photosynthesis inspired several strategies to overcome bottlenecks in the whole process from light harvesting to biomass production. This Special Issue deals with the recent advances in the biochemistry and molecular physiology of the different steps of photosynthesis and their regulation. In this very wide context, we invite investigators to submit original research articles that explore different topics on the overall photosynthetic process including, but are not limited to:
- Light harvesting and photoprotection in photosynthetic organisms
- Biochemical and/or spectroscopic characterization of photosynthetic complexes
- Regulation of light and dark phase of photosynthesis
- Carbon fixation and photorespiration
- Alternative electron transport in the chloroplast and their role in the photosynthetic process
- Biotechnological strategies to increase biomass productivity in higher plants or microalgae
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Matteo Ballottari
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Light Harvesting
- Calvin cycle
- Carbon fixation