Special Issue "Biosynthesis and Functions of Terpenoids in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: plant physiology; plant biochemistry; terpenoids; plant defense; abiotic stress; antioxidants
Terpenes and derived terpenoids, also known as isoprenoids, are the largest class of plant secondary metabolites, with basic functions in growth and development, and more specialized roles in plant–environment interactions, resistance/tolerance to environmental stresses, and defence against predators and pathogens. Moreover, many terpenoids have been reported to have antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties making them of great interest in the medical field. Moreover, they are widely used as natural flavouring compounds in the food and fragrances industries, and more recently, as a source of biofuels.
Their biosynthesis may be constitutive or provoked/enhanced by biotic or abiotic stresses and starts with the synthesis of the five-carbon precursor, isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP), and of its isomer, dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP). Through repeated condensations of these five-carbon units by prenyltransferases, rearrangement by terpene synthases and cyclization reactions, the different classes of terpenoids are produced: C5 isoprene, C10 monoterpenoids, C15 sesquiterpenoids, C20 diterpenoids, C25 sesterterpenoids, C30 triterpenoids, C40 tetraterpenoids, and C >40 polyterpenoids.
This Special Issue will be dedicated to the study of the different types of terpenes and terpenoids in plants. In particular, we invite manuscripts on terpenoids biosynthesis, regulation and functions/applications in plants. All studies, including research papers and reviews related to these items, will be considered for publication.
Dr. Isabel Nogués
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- MVA pathway
- MEP pathway
- Terpene synthase
- Plant defense
- Plant-environment interactions
- Biotic and abiotic stresses