Special Issue "Jasmonic Acid Pathway in Plants 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020) | Viewed by 30079
Interests: plants; rice; phytohormones; plant pathology; plant volatile; abiotic response; hormonal crosstalk; signal transduction; gene expression; gene regulatory network
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This Special Issue is the continuation of our Special Issue “Jasmonic Acid Pathway in Plants” (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijms/special_issues/plant_JA).
The plant hormone jasmonic acid (JA) and its derivative, an amino acid conjugate of JA (jasmonoyl isoleucine: JA-Ile), are signaling compounds involved in the regulation of defense and development in plants. The number of articles studying JA has been dramatically increasing since the 1990s. JA was recognized as a stress hormone that regulates plant response to biotic stresses such as herbivore and pathogen attacks, as well as abiotic stresses such as wounding and ultraviolet radiation. Recent studies have progressed remarkably in the understanding of the importance of JA in the life cycle of plants. It has been revealed that JA is directly involved in many physiological processes, including stamen growth, senescence, and root growth. Furthermore, JA regulates the production of various metabolites, such as phytoalexins and terpenoids. Many regulatory proteins involved in JA signaling have been identified by screening for Arabidopsis mutants. The discovery of JA receptor (COI1) and central repressors (JAZs) facilitates further efforts to understand the JA signaling pathway in many plant species. However, there is a great deal more to be learned about JA signaling in plants. This Special Issue calls for original research and reviews and perspectives that address the progress and current knowledge in the research on JA in various plant species.
Assoc. Prof. Kenji Gomi
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- JA biosynthesis
- signal transduction
- transcriptional regulators
- gene expression
- hormonal crosstalk
- abiotic responses
- biotic responses
- JA-responsive factors
- plant physiology
- plant development