Special Issue "Metabolomics to Elucidate the Metabolic Mechanisms of Plant Responses to Variable Environmental Stresses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: plant metabolomics; mass spectrometry; analytical method validation; sample preparation; metabolite profiling; abiotic/biotic stress factors
Plants are routinely exposed to abiotic/biotic stress factors, and, as sessile organisms, must develop different strategies to cope with this multitude of natural environmental conditions. Mass spectrometry (MS)-based analytical tools are the most widely used in plant metabolomics applications to investigate the molecular and biochemical mechanisms that underlie plant responses to changing environments.
This Special Issue of Metabolites "Metabolomics to Elucidate the Metabolic Mechanisms of Plant Responses to Variable Environmental Stresses" invites manuscripts on such mechanisms in flexible aspects of plant biology. Ultimately, the knowledge provided would facilitate our understanding of how environmental stresses, single or combined, activate and coordinate different metabolic pathways to ensure plant adaptation and survival. Manuscripts on novel plant sample preparation techniques, MS-based analytical methods to identify/quantify key signaling metabolites, as well as bioinformatics tools and other technical improvements, are welcome in this Special Issue.
Dr. Carla António
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.
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- Plant metabolomics
- Mass spectrometry
- Abiotic/biotic-stress factors
- Climate change
- Plant stress response
- Plant defense mechanisms
- Plant adaptation
- Metabolic pathways
- Bioinformatics tools