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Special Issue "Plant Respiration 2020"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Plant respiration shares many aspects of aerobic metabolism with other multicellular organisms. Plant respiration has been studied for more than a century. Nevertheless, there are so many aspects of this complex process, which we still need to study further in order to enhance our understanding.
One the one hand, plant respiration may contribute up to two thirds of the entire CO2-release at an ecosystem level and thus ca. 60 Gt C to the atmosphere annually. Therefore, accurate modelling of plant respiration is needed for both crop growth models and for modelling the biosphere’s interaction with global climate change. Much exciting research is still emerging on this topic, including modelling exercises and experimental studies ranging from the ecosystem to the organelle. We still do not fully agree on (or understand) exactly how the rate of respiration is governed by both abiotic factors, such as water, light, and temperature at, e.g., different organ levels. Nor do we fully understand exactly how the rate of respiration may be governed by biotic factors, such as substrate supply, infections, competition, and the use of respiratory products.
One the other hand, plant respiration provides the cells with the energy (ATP), reducing equivalents (NADH) and C-skeletons for maintenance, growth, and nutrient uptake. Therefore, we need to better understand how the circadian rhythm in cellular activity that is regulated by a molecular clock interacts with the rate of plant respiration.
Therefore, in this Special Issue articles (original research papers, perspectives, hypotheses, opinions, reviews, and modeling approaches and methods) that focus on the control of plant respiration and the effects of plant respiration at all spatial and temporal scales are welcome.
Dr. Dan Bruhn
Manuscript Submission Information
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- control of plant respiration
- plant respiration metabolism
- plant respiration modelling
- plant respiratory CO2-release
- plant respiration and photosynthesis interaction