Special Issue "The Plant Cuticle"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2017).
Interests: cellular and molecular of plant cuticle formation; secondary metabolism
The plant cuticle is the interface between the organism and its environment. As such, it plays key roles a wide range of interactions with the environment, both abiotic and biotic. It is a hydrophobic surface, composed of both monomeric constituents, the very long-chain fatty acid derivatives known as waxes, and the complex polyester, cutin. In the last ten years, our understanding of the biosynthesis of these lipids and their assembly on the cell surface has expanded rapidly. This Special Issue of Plants will focus on recent developments in the understanding of the biology of the plant cuticle.
Dr. David Bird
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- wax biosynthesis
- lipid trafficking
- plant-insect interactions
- cuticular wax composition