Special Issue on Plant Defense Bioactive Molecules With Biotechnological Potential

Submission Deadline: Jun. 30, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

  • Special Issue Editor
    • João Xavier da Silva Neto
      Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Ceara ,Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
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    • Helen Paula Silva da Costa
      Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Ceara ,Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
    • Larissa Alves Lopes
      Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Federal University of Ceara, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
    • Lucas Pinheiro Dias
      Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Ceara ,Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
    • Luiz Francisco Wemmenson Gonçalves Moura
      Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Laboratory, State University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
    • Thiago Fernandes Martins
      Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Ceara ,Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
    • Ana Paula Apolinário da Silva
      Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Laboratory, State University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
  • Introduction

    With the civilization beginnings, after the human being ceased to live as nomad, the plants were exploited in a extractive way. They were and still are used as an important source of nutrients (proteins, essential amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids) and raw material for the construction of houses and clothes. The wild plants were domesticated and posteriorly cultivated on large scale, with use in the manufacture of industrialized food and animal feed. With the growth of the world population (more food consumption), use of plant products in different industrial sectors such as cosmetics, food, construction, textiles and pharmaceuticals evidence the importance of scientific research focusing on plant species known and in vegetable specimens not yet well studied. Thus, it is necessary the constant search for plant molecules that can present biological activities with potential application in the control of pests and pathogens in the agricultural and clinical importance This special issue are focused in bringing together relevant works that report the purification process of plant molecules (primary or secondary metabolite) with biological activity. These activities may be against pathogens and pests of agricultural and agricultural importance, as well as pathogens of clinical importance. The use of vegetable extracts as nutracelticals and in the control of chronic diseases (diabetes, obesity, etc.) of the human being will be approached.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Microbiology
    2. Biochemistry
    3. Plant molecules
    4. Ethnopharmacology
    5. Food nutrition
    6. Pharmacology

    Relevant topics that would be considered for inclusion in this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.jplantsciences.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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