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Special Issue "Bioactive Compounds in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: plant anatomy; medicinal plants; ethnobotany; pharmacognosy; phytochemistry
The journal Plants will jointly be publishing a Special Issue on bioactive compounds in plants. Plant secondary metabolites are receiving ever-increasing attention due to their various health and useful properties for a multitude of applications, not only for more traditional uses, such as those in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and food industries, but also as new sources of biopesticides. In relation to this, it should be noted that, in nature, plant secondary metabolites play an important role as defense mechanisms in response to pathogenic organisms, predatory herbivores, and competing plants.
The focus of this Special Issue will cover different types of approaches to the study of plant secondary metabolites. These approaches include micro-morphological characterization of plant tissues related to secondary metabolite production, extraction and chemical characterization of active ingredients, and the study of their biological properties by in vitro cell-free and cell-based assays. Biological properties of phytocomplexes, as well as of isolated bioactive compounds, can be tested in bioguided assays for the search for new compounds with a wide range of useful applications for human, animal, and environmental health.
Prof. Laura Cornara
Dr. Antonella Smeriglio
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.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Plants is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- plant extracts
- essential oil
- plant byproducts
- micro-morphological features
- phytochemical profile
- bioactive compounds
- health effects