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Special Issue "Lipid Metabolism in Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Interests: plant lipid metabolim; fatty acid and triacylglycerol metabolic enigneeing in plants; plastid–lipid associated proteins
Interests: fatty acid modification in plants; oilseed biotechnology; oil production in plant vegetative tissues
In plants, lipids function in a variety of ways. Lipids are a major component of biological membranes and are used as a compact energy source for seed germination. Fatty acids, the major lipids in plants, are synthesized in plastid and assembled by glycerolipids or triacylglycerols in endoplasmic reticulum. The metabolism of fatty acids and triacylglycerols are well studied in most Arabidopsis model plants by forward and reverse genetics methods. However, research on the diverse functions of lipids in plants, including various crops, has yet to be completed. In this Special Issue, we will cover a variety of areas to identify lipid metabolism in plants. The papers will cover a variety of topics, including fatty acids and glycerolipids, lipid trafficking and channeling, lipid signaling, storage lipids, extracellular lipids, lipid biotechnology in cyanobacteria, and algae and plants. Selected papers for this Special Issue have undergone a rigorous peer-review process aimed at a rapid and wide dissemination of research results, development and applications.
Prof. Dr. Hyun Uk Kim
Dr. Kyeong-Ryeol Lee
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 1600 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.
- fatty acids, glycerolipids and triacylglycerol
- lipid signaling
- lipid trafficking and channeling
- lipids and environment
- extracellular lipids
- lipid biotechnology
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Role of galactolipids in plastid differentiation before and after light exposure
Author: Koichi Kobayashi
Affiliation: Osaka Prefecture University
Abstract: Galactolipids, monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG) and digalactosyldiacylglycerol (DGDG), are the predominant lipid classes in the thylakoid membrane of chloroplasts. These lipids are also major constituents of internal membrane structures in etioplasts, the chloroplast precursors developed in cotyledon cells of dark-grown angiosperms. Analysis of Arabidopsis mutants defective in the major galactolipid biosynthesis pathway revealed that both galactolipids are similarly and in part differently required for membrane-associated processes in etioplasts and play crucial roles in internal membrane transformation during etioplast-to-chloroplast differentiation.
Title: Overexpression of Physcomitrella patens glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase 9 enables to increase Arabidopsis seed oil contents
Author: Professor Mi Chung Suh
Affiliation: Department of Life Science, Sogang University, Seoul, 04107, Korea
Title: WRINKELD transcription factors
Author: Wei Ma
Affiliation: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Title: Enhancing Carbon Flux to Lipids Improves the Growth of an Arabidopsis Starchless Mutant
Author: Changcheng Xu
Affiliation: Brookhaven National Laboratory