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Our professor Ladislav Kokoška become a "Special Issue Editor" in journal Molecules

It's a great honour for us to inform you, that our professor Ladislav Kokoška from the Department of Crop Sciences and Agroforestry become a "Special Issue Editor" in journal Molecules. The special issue "Antimicrobial Activity of Plant Volatiles in Vapor Phase" belongs to the section "Fragrances and Flavours".

Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049; CODEN: MOLEFW) is the leading international peer-reviewed open access journal of chemistry. Molecules is published semi-monthly online by MDPI. The International Society of Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids (IS3NA), the Spanish Society of Medicinal Chemistry (SEQT) and the International Society of Heterocyclic Chemistry (ISHC) are affiliated with Molecules and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges. The Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) is a partner of Molecules and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges.

Professor Ladislav Kokoška has been involved for many years in topics as: biologically active natural products; phytochemistry; food and agricultural chemistry; ethnobotany and ethnopharmacology, Antimicrobial Activity of Plant Volatiles in Vapor Phase and much more others. 

Plant volatile agents (PVA) are abundant chemicals that are emitted as an important factor, allowing communication and interaction among plants and their environment. This relatively large group of natural products consisting of lipophilic compounds of low molecular weight and high vapor pressure is divided into several chemical classes, including terpenoids, phenylpropanoids, fatty acids derivatives, and amino acid-derived products in addition to a few specific compounds not represented in those major classes, such as alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, esters, aldehydes, and ketones. Essential oils (EOs), aromatic liquids of complex composition, including aliphatic hydrocarbons, terpenoids, and phenylpropanoids are one of the most important representatives of PVA. As they often possess a broad spectrum of biological effects, EOs and their constituents have been widely used in the medicine, perfumery, cosmetic, and food industries since ancient times.

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Information about The Laboratory of Ethnobotany and Ethnopharmacology (LEE) can be found HERE or HERE.

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