Special Issue "Proteomics in Plant–Environment Interactions"
A special issue of Proteomes (ISSN 2227-7382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017).
Interests: plant–environment interactions; regulation of plant development; plant stress response; model plants and crops
Interests: plant response to environmental changes; post-translational modifications; model plants and crops; photosynthesis, quantitative proteomics; mass spectrometry
The regulation of plant development is greatly influenced by the environment (biotic and abiotic factors). More and more, erratic climate conditions affect plant development and productivity, posing increasing challenges to breeders and producers and threatening natural environments. The understanding of the processes of perceiving and adjusting to the environment extend from the genomic to the phenotypic level.
Correlations between genome and phenotype have been widely used in plant breeding programs. This approach has proven very useful, but it is somewhat limiting. A single gene does not often result in a single protein. Several key regulatory processes occur at the post-transcriptional and post-translational levels, exponentially increasing the complexity of the cell proteome and undoubtedly impacting the plant phenotype.
Proteomics allow looking directly at the cell proteome, and the recent developments in mass spectrometry allow discrimination of protein isoforms and identification and quantification of post-translational modifications. This makes proteomics a very powerful approach to study the molecular responses of plants to environmental factors.
For this Special Issue on “Proteomics in Plant-Environment Interactions”, we welcome submissions of revision and original research articles focusing on all aspects of plant interaction with the environment, making use of proteomics as a central tool.
We have particular interest in proteomic contributions to uncover:
- how plants deal with pests and pathogens, or with symbiotic organisms,
- how plants modify development for better adaptation to stressful conditions,
- how efficiently plants manage to use light and nutrients to maximize growth
This Special Issue will allow understanding how seriously proteome regulation can impact plant yield and production, and what tools are at our reach to modulate plant growth and adaptation.
Prof. Dr. M. Margarida Oliveira
Dr. Isabel A. Abreu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plant proteomics
- plant–environment interactions
- regulation of plant development