About this Research Topic
Multi-cellular organisms have evolved mechanisms to perceive and respond to extracellular chemical signals, including endogenous hormones and small peptides. Substantial evidence accumulated in the last decades show that small peptides are major regulators of plant growth, development, and defense and stress responses. This Research Topics will focus on the analysis of peptides in plants in relation with different biological challenges and issues such as plant growth, biotic- and abiotic- stresses, defense, hormone action, peptide processing, regulation of plant stem cells and plant architecture. Therefore, this Research Topic aim at collating world-class submissions (Original Research, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Reviews, Mini Reviews, Perspective and Opinion) that communicate breakthroughs in peptide identification, function, biology, chemistry and signalling, as well as recent advances in research technologies and data analysis.
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