Special Issue "Trends in Plant Nitric Oxide (NO): Evolution from Basic Biochemistry to Biotechnological Application in Agriculture"

A special issue of Nitrogen (ISSN 2504-3129).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Francisco J. Corpas
Website SciProfiles
Guest Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nitric oxide (NO) has become in a multifunctional molecule which is endogenously generated in plant cells. Thus far, NO and related molecules, designated as reactive nitrogen species (RNS), have opened new research areas in higher plants. Although the enzymatic generation of NO in plants is not totally understood, significant advances have been obtained in the basic biochemistry of nitric oxide in plant cells, and its interactions with different macromolecules, including proteins, fatty acids, and nucleic acids. RNS are involved directly or indirectly in almost all physiological plant processes, including seed germination, root architecture, plant growth and development, stomata movement, senescence or fruit ripening, among others. Moreover, RNS participate in the mechanisms of response to many adverse conditions, including both abiotic and biotic stresses, but also in the interaction with beneficial microorganisms implicated in the formation of specific structure N2 -fixing nodules, as well as ecto- and endomycorrhizal formations. All this basic scientific knowledge opens new possibilities that could have biotechnological applications in agriculture. Consequently, the present Special Issue is open to different types of manuscripts, including original research papers, perspectives, hypotheses, opinions, reviews, modeling approaches, or methods where NO and related molecules could be involved.

Dr. Francisco Corpas
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nitric oxide
  • nitration
  • nitro-oxidative stress
  • nitroproteoma
  • reactive oxygen species
  • reactive nitrogen species
  • S-nitrosylation
  • S-nitrosoglutathione
  • signaling

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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