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Mass Spectrometry for Plant Applications

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This thematic series will publish in Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture.

Guest Edited by: Dr. Randy Purves, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Aims and Scope: Mass spectrometry has evolved into a powerful tool that is being implemented in a variety of ways across a wide range of disciplines. Important advances in plant research have been reported through the use of mass spectrometry based technologies, including omics and imaging workflows, among others. These technologies are used in a systems biology approach that has lead to important advancements through a better understanding of plant biochemistry. For example, the identification of phytochemicals for nutritional and medicinal purposes, the detection of biomarkers for identifying important genetic variations and understanding plant defense mechanisms, are just some of the research areas that have benefited from mass spectrometry. This thematic series will explore the diversity of applications of mass spectrometry that have been used to further plant science research.

Keywords: biochemical pathways, biomarkers, imaging, lipidomics, MALDI, medical applications, metabolomics, nutrition (folates, polyphenols), plant, plant defense, proteomics, quantification.

Manuscripts considered: Scientists active in this field are cordially invited to submit their manuscripts to this thematic series. Both research articles and reviews will be considered.

Submission Instructions: Prior to submission, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for the journal. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct article collection, please select 'Mass Spectrometry for Plant Applications' in the drop-down menu upon submission; in addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish for your manuscript to be considered within this thematic series. 

All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection. 

Articles published in this collection:

  1. The surface color of cigar tobacco leaves (CTLs) is largely determined by the browning response and is one of the most important quality traits affecting consumer preferences. The physiological changes and met...

    Authors: Gaokun Zhao, Qing Zhang, Guanghui Kong, Heng Yao, Yuping Wu, Bo Cai, Tao Liu and Guanghai Zhang
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2023 10:135
  2. Lonicera japonica Flos is widely used as a medicinal plant in China owing to its various pharmacological activities. However, little is known about the metabolic profile and antibacterial properties of the leaves...

    Authors: Yu-Han Feng, Guo-Dong Zhang, Ping-Chuan Zhu, Wen-Hu Zhu, You-Zhi Li and Xian-Wei Fan
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2023 10:91
  3. Western flower thrips (Frankliniella occidentalis; Thysanoptera: Thripidae), or WFT, are a global pest of commercial crops, particularly those grown in greenhouses. Current management recommendations often involv...

    Authors: Tiffany D. Durr, Chase A. Stratton, Noura S. Dosoky, Prabodh Satyal and Ebony G. Murrell
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2022 9:62
  4. Endoclita signifer causes severe damage to eucalyptus plantations, and the larvae transfer to and damage eucalyptus accurately in mixed forests, suggesting that the larval olfactory system contributes to host sel...

    Authors: Ping Hu, Zhisong Qiu, Xiao Chen, Yuan Xu, Xiaoyan SU and Zhende Yang
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2022 9:54
  5. Rosa damascena is an aromatic rose species, which is cultivated for its essential oil, and is widely used in perfume, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, and food industries in the world. This experiment was conducted to e...

    Authors: Mohammad Omidi, Azizollah Khandan-Mirkohi, Mohsen Kafi, Omid Rasouli, Arezoo Shaghaghi, Mahnaz Kiani and Zabihollah Zamani
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2022 9:51
  6. Symphytum L. (comfrey, Boraginaceae) has a longstanding use as a remedy to alleviate the clinical symptomatology in arthritis, strains, contusions or sprains. In the recent years, considerable research efforts we...

    Authors: Adriana Trifan, Gokhan Zengin, Kouadio Ibrahime Sinan, Krystyna Skalicka-Woźniak, Mirjana Minceva and Simon Vlad Luca
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2022 9:42
  7. Freshwater macroalgae possess a number of important secondary metabolites. They are an unexplored source of medicinal compounds. In this study, three freshwater macroalgae—Chara vulgaris, Cladophora glomerata and...

    Authors: Zahir Shah, Syed Lal Badshah, Arshad Iqbal, Zamarud Shah, Abdul-Hamid Emwas and Mariusz Jaremko
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2022 9:9
  8. Widely targeted metabolomics was applied to estimate the differences in the metabolite profiles of maize seeds from 3 natural genotypic varieties and 4 genetically modified (GM) lines.

    Authors: Weixiao Liu, Mei Dong, Lixia Meng, Yusong Wan and Wujun Jin
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2021 8:57
  9. Authentication of food and agricultural products is important to trace out the right product and ensure the customer’s preference and their health. Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) is one of the most important crops u...

    Authors: Misganaw Gedlu Agidew, Amare Aregahegn Dubale, Minaleshewa Atlabachew and Wasihun Abebe
    Citation: Chemical and Biological Technologies in Agriculture 2021 8:14