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Special Issue "The Molecular Basis of Carbon and Nitrogen Metabolism in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Biosciences, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan; Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan
Interests: nitrogen metabolism; nitrogen fixation; nodule; carbon metabolism; isotope tracer experiment; soybean; nitrogen fertilizer; flower bulb
Carbon and nitrogen are the most important essential elements constituting the organic compounds in plants. Carbohydrates (i.e., sugars, starches, and cell wall polysaccharides) are mostly composed of C, H, and O; and proteins and nucleic acids consist of C, H, O, and N. Terrestrial plants are photoautotrophs turn carbon dioxide into sugar by using light energy and water in the leaves. At the same time, plants absorb nitrogen from the soil, mainly in the form of nitrate or ammonium for their posterior incorporation into amino acids, and hence for the synthesis of protein. Several microorganisms fix nitrogen symbiotically by partnering with a host plant. The shoots and roots depend on each other by exchanging the C and N through xylem and phloem transport systems. C and N metabolism are regulated by complex mechanisms in order to optimize plant growth, agricultural crop production, and the maintenance of agro- and natural-ecosystem. The up-to-date review articles are welcomed as well as original regular papers.
This Special Issue aims to shed light on cutting-edge research of:
- The molecular basis of carbon and nitrogen metabolism and their regulation.
- Integrated networks using multiple omics for understanding C and N metabolisms under normal and/or biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. Only-omics approaches providing further insights into C and N regulation will be considered for review.
- The interaction of C and N metabolism, transport, and storage.
- Insights into the interaction and regulation of carbon and nitrogen metabolisms within the plant–microorganism communication.
- The signal transductions related to phytohormones, signal peptide, and non-coding RNA.
- Agricultural and ecological aspects based on molecular approaches will be welcome.
Prof. Dr. Takuji Ohyama
Dr. Kuni Sueyoshi
Dr. Toshiaki Mitsui
Dr. Marouane Baslam
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- carbon metabolism
- nitrogen metabolism
- nitrogen absorption
- carbon and nitrogen transport
- carbon and nitrogen storage
- interactions with other organisms
- signal transduction