Special Issue "Vitamin C Metabolism in Plants"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is one of the most abundant soluble small molecules in plants and is intimately familiar to most people as an important dietary antioxidant. How essential this antioxidant and enzyme co-factor is to the health and development of plants has become apparent in recent years. Plants, protists and animals all synthesize ascorbic acid but via different pathways. Over the last decade, our understanding of how plants synthesize ascorbic acid has increased exponentially. It is apparent that the major pathway in green plants is via D-mannose and L-galactose (the Smirnoff/Wheeler pathway). Other pathways (for example via D-galacturonic acid) have also been proposed but not fully established. Additionally, more recently, our understanding of the products and pathways of ascorbate breakdown has increased greatly. This Special Issue of Plants will highlight recent research that has moved beyond basic pathway discovery towards an understanding of the regulation of ascorbic acid biosynthesis and catabolism, and our increased ability to manipulate plant ascorbic acid content.
Dr. Patricia L. Conklin
Dr. Nick Smirnoff
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- L-ascorbic acid
- vitamin C
- vtc mutants
- L-galactonolactone dehydrogenase
- threonic acid
- oxalic acid