Special Issue "Plant Systems and Application"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: plant genomics; gene regulation; RNA decay; light response; Arabidopsis thaliana; Hevea brasiliensis
Plants, unlike animals, cannot move to different places by themselves. In order to adapt to new environments, plants equip themselves with and utilize unique sophisticated systems for gene expression regulation. Some of these work at the transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational levels.
“Gene expression” means a series of processes including transcription, translation, and execution of protein function. Transcription is regulated by possible interactions among transcription factors, epigenetic marks, and transcriptional machinery. After transcription, transcripts are frequently subjected to modifications and processings such as 5’ capping, splicing, and addition of chemical marks. Subsequently, ribosomes decode coding information on the mRNA transcripts into proteins. Furthermore, many factors such as small RNAs and selective RNA decay systems also determine the gene expression state under certain conditions, and environmental and developmental changes affect and alter the gene expression state. The diverse aspects of these still remain to be fully clarified, however.
Meanwhile, we have been making creative efforts to use some gene expression systems as applications to improve bioproduction rates and/or add novel properties into plants. This Special Issue covers a broad range of gene expression studies, including basic investigations, recent technical advances for controlling gene expression, and applications for bioproduction or improvement.
Dr. Yukio Kurihara
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Regulation of gene expression
- Transcription factor
- Environmental response
- Genome editing