Agricultural Biological Chemistry welcomes submissions on agricultural chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, nutrients and natural products, interactions of crops with different environments/ecosystems and climatic conditions.
Agricultural Biological Chemistry (ABC) is a first-tier electronic open-access specialty section whose mission is to publish high quality papers that provide new insights into biological chemistry of modern agriculture. The scope and breadth of ABC include agricultural chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, molecular biology, nutrients and natural products, interactions of crops with different environments/ecosystems and climatic conditions. Although the main focus will be on both major and minor crops, outstanding research studies carried out with model plant systems with direct relevance to translational research are encouraged. Interdisciplinary research in integrated and translational biology needs to be intensified for the purposes of food security and agricultural sustainability in light of the increasing trends in population growth, decreasing arable land, limited production resources such as clean water, extensive use of chemicals in agriculture, and impending global climate change. Likewise, research studies on developing food crops with enhanced nutritional quality and identifying principles behind the natural product chemistry to enhance health-promoting nutrients will ensure merging of agriculture and alternative medicine. These defined and general research areas involving novel approaches that utilize chemistry and modern biology in the context of agriculture and interactions with ecosystems and other flora will address the field of Agricultural Biological Chemistry. We welcome your manuscripts reporting research in these areas of research.