Journal collections

Polyphenols: biosynthesis and function in plants and ecosystems

Polyphenols are the major group of plant secondary metabolites, structurally extremely diverse and involved in numerous functions in plants. Among them, polymers, such as lignin, which is essential for the s...

  • Stefan Martens
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Closed
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Desiccation Biology

In March 2014, an international workshop entitled “New Frontiers in Anhydrobiosis” was held in Pornichet, France. It highlighted the latest findings in the molecular aspects leading to survival in the dry st...

  • Julia Buitink
  • Olivier Leprince
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Closed
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Terpenes and Isoprenoids

Terpene and isoprenoid compounds comprise the largest class of secondary metabolites. The biological role of secondary metabolites has been recognized as pivotal in the survival and evolution of higher plant...

  • Soheil Mahmoud
  • Anastasios Melis
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Closed
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Strigolactones

This special issue of Planta is dedicated to the research on strigolactones. Research and review papers present some of the recent findings and the state of the art in this subject. Stereospecificty in strig...

  • Hinanit Koltai
  • Cristina Prandi
  • Harro J. Bouwmeester
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Closed
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Orphan Crops

In this issue, orphan crops from different crop types are represented. Orphan crops are crops with little significance at the global scale but they play a vital role in the food and nutrition security as wel...

  • Zerihun Tadele
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Closed
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Anthocyanins

Anthocyanins can be found in almost all land plants. They function as phytoprotective substances, have a role in plant, animal interactions and as such are important in ecophysiology or plant defense mechani...

  • Stefan Martens
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Closed
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Phenotyping photosynthetic capacity for crop improvement

This topic article collection is open to studies that contribute to the understanding of photosynthetic capacity at organ, whole-plant and canopy level and its implication in crop improvement and stress tole...

  • Rubén Vicente
  • José Luis Araus
Submission status
Open
Submission deadline
10 February 2022
Sorghum

In this topical collection, the journal highlights advances in sorghum, the fifth key crop among cereals. Understanding responses and tolerance strategies in sorghum would be helpful in diversifying the appl...

  • Robert Aiken
  • Zhanguo Xin
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Closed
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Focus on polyphenols II

The XXVIIIth International Conference on Polyphenols was held in Vienna, Austria, in July 2016. This meeting provided scientists of the polyphenol community worldwide a unique forum to exchange ideas and pre...

  • Stefan Martens
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Closed
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