Special Issue "Metabolomics in Agriculture"
A special issue of Metabolites (ISSN 2218-1989).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2019)
During the last decade, metabolomics has developed from an emerging field to becoming an essential aspect in almost every study of plant biology. As such, small molecules (primary and secondary metabolites, with molecular masses ≤1500 Da) constitute the end products of gene expression and define the phenotype of a cell or tissue under defined physiological conditions at a biochemical level. As a post-genomic approach, metabolomics has proven to be a powerful and indispensable tool to interrogate cellular biochemistry, investigating metabolism and its reciprocal crosstalk with cellular signalling and regulation. The recent resurgence of interest in metabolism and increasing awareness about the physiological insights that can be obtained by measuring the total small-molecule complement of a biological system, have made metabolomics a central pillar in systems biology approaches. Metabolite profile patterns can thus provide a holistic signature of the physiological state under study as well as deeper knowledge of specific biochemical processes.
This Special Issue is devoted to “Metabolomics in Agriculture” and topics that will be covered include (not exclusively): Studies on metabolomic analyses of host responses to biotic stresses, such as pathogen infection and insect attacks; adaptation mechanisms to abiotic stresses such as drought, heat and salt and mitigation effects of bio-stimulants thereon, as well as optimization and development of crop traits to enhance diet and health.
Prof. Ian A. Dubery
Prof. Lizelle A. Piater
Dr. Fidele Tugizimana
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- agricultural biotechnology
- metabolic networks
- stress adaptation