Special Issue "Advances in Molecular Plant Biology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2012).
Dear Colleagues,Recent years have seen substantial progress in elucidating the molecular principles which underly plant biology. The identification of various factors and their cognate target sites involved in the control of regulatory circuits for plant development as well as adaption processes has led to distinct molecular models of how plants or eukaryotic algae cope with different environmental challenges like fluctuating light, water and nutrient conditions as well as different types of stress including pathogenic attack. As a plant-specific organelle which is involved in photosynthesis and most metabolic pathways within the cell, especially, the chloroplast has attracted much attention. The accumulating knowledge on plant molecular biology now provides the basis for targeted genetic manipulation and, thus, a next generation of transgenic plant lines with optimized economic and ecological traits is developing. This special issue is dedicated to a current overview on molecular principles of plant biology in both plants and eukaryotic algae.
Prof. Dr. Jörg Nickelsen
- transcriptional control of plant gene expression
- RNA metabolism
- translational control mechanisms in plants
- the role of non-coding RNAs for plant biology
- targeted genetic manipulation of plants and biotechnological applications
- functional genomics of plant biology
- molecular biology of chloroplasts and mitochondria
- signal transduction in plants