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Special Issue "Lichen Symbiosis"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2019.
The main topics of the Special Issue include:
Lichen anatomy, morphogenesis.
Lichen physiology: Interactions with the substrates, mineral weathering, photosynthesis, polysaccharide production, hormones.
Epiphytism and hemiparasitism.
The lichen-associated microbiome: Bacterial and fungal communities.
Endosymbiont specificity: Compatibility, recognition factors, receptors, discrimination. The interface between fungi, green algae and cyanobacteria.
Secondary metabolism, bioactive compounds.
Genomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Fungal, cyanobacterial and algal gene expression.
Molecular biology, molecular phylogeny, multilocus gene genealogy.
Lichens and the environment.
Lichens and human health.
Prof. Dr. María Estrella Legaz González
Manuscript Submission Information
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