Editor in Chief:
Karadeniz Technical University
Associate Editor in Chief:
Prof. Dr. Jeff OLLERTON
University of Northampton
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ferhat CELEP
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Ethnobotanical researches are studies that record very valuable information that people have passed down from generation to generation for centuries and learned through trial and error and shed light on the plant-human relationship. At the same time, these studies lead to the protection and recording of the ecosystem and biodiversity. Recording ethnobotanical information is also very important for the discovery of new drug molecules. It is known that many drugs containing many bioactive substances such as digoxin, digitoxin, morphine, reserpine, taxol, vinblastine, vincristine, which are used in treatment today, are obtained from ethnobotanical studies. As in the past, plants are undoubtedly important raw material sources for the treatment of diseases today. In short, ethnobotanical studies enable the traditional knowledge of the people to be transferred to scientific research and thus, new therapeutic agents can be developed.
We welcome papers that: (1) Present original research and answer research questions (or hypotheses) related to ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology; and (2) demonstrate the relevance of results by pharmacological studies of medicinal plants used by the local people.
By considering these facts, in this special issue, a theme entitled “Medicinal Plants from Past to Present: From Ethnomedicinal to Ethnopharmacology”, as a novel understanding, has been chosen and highlighted. Hence, we cordially invite researchers working in the field to submit their review papers and original research articles associated with “ethnobotanical studies” to this special issue in Turkish Journal of Botany.
For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the editors of the special issue. The article will be published online following acceptance. The deadline for contributions is November 2021 whereas the target date for the printed issue to be published is December 2021.
The topics of the special issue covers the following subtopics:
- Ethnobotanical studies
- Ethnomedicinal studies
- Ethnopharmacological studies
- Ethnochemical studies
- Traditional medicine
- Novel drug molecules
-Biological and pharmacological activities (Antimicrobial activity, Antioxidant activity, Antiulcer activity, Anticonvulsant activity, Anti-anxiety activity, Antidiabetic activity, Anti-gout activity, Antiprotozoal activity, Anti-inflammatory activity, Antispasmodic activity, Antiparasitic activity, Antiovicidal activity, Anti-mutagenic activity, Anticholinesterase activity, Antidepressant activity, Hepatoprotective activity, Anti-anxiety activity, Anti-convulsant activity, Anti-spasmolytic activity, Anticancer activity, Cytotoxic activity)
Adaptation, special genetical features evoked during long evolutionary history, enables organisms to survive in very diverse environments ranging from freezing tundra to burning desert ecosystems on Earth. Accordingly, plants have also different sets of adaptive traits which allow them to live in a particular place or a specific habitat. Their structural and functional characteristics are reflections of long-lasting evolutionary adaptations to the prevalent biotic and abiotic factors in their habitats. Hence, a sudden shift in these factors caused by current climate change may have catastrophic effects not only on plant distribution and survival, but also on agricultural and environmental sustainability and food security, species existence, and conservation of biodiversity. Lowered plant welfare will inevitably lead to a remarkable decrease in natural and agricultural productivity, an increase in greenhouse-gas emissions and degradations of human welfare and livelihoods. Hence, in the face of persistent and worsening climate change; (1) how adaptive morphological, anatomical, physiological and molecular evolutionary patterns, phenotypic plasticity and gene flow will interact to influence population persistence and (2) an understanding the causes and dynamics of natural distribution limits in plants deserve an utmost importance to be highlighted and evaluated in both basic and applied areas of plant biology.
By considering these facts, in this special issue, a theme entitled “Plant Adaptation to Climate Change: From Molecular to Ecosystem Levels”, as a novel understanding, has been chosen and highlighted. Hence, we cordially invite researchers working in the field to submit their review papers and original research articles associated with “all aspects of plant adaptation under changing climate” to this special issue in Turkish Journal of Botany.
The topics of the issue covers following subtopics:
- morphological adaptations
- anatomy and ultrastructural changes
- physiological adaptations
- biochemical adaptations
- molecular responses and underlying mechanisms
- short and long term adaptive phenotypic plasticity and its role to sustain populations
- genetics of phenotypic plasticity
- growth, development, cellular and molecular activities
- plant biotic and abiotic stress responses
- possible threats on genetic and species diversity
- the genetic basis of plant adaptation to climate change
- the role of gene flow to facilitate adaptive responses to climate change
- effects of climate change in species interactions
-the response of communities and diverse ecosystems to climate change
- ecological processes
For review and opinion papers, please discuss a tentative outline with the editors of the special issue. Article will be published online following acceptance. The deadline for contributions is August 2021 whereas target date for the printed issue to be published is November 2021.