Special issue on plant reproduction and environmental signals

Published 17 August, 2021

Plant reproduction is one of the most fundamental processes carried out by plant species. It is not only crucial to the fitness of plants, it is also significant for human food security. However, plant reproduction is extremely sensitive to environmental signals, especially environmental stresses. As plants are unable to move to avoid these signals, they have evolved various coping mechanisms.

In this special issue, we will explore the molecular mechanisms of plant reproduction development and the response of plants to environmental signals. The goal is to improve understanding of the topic, as well as food security in our fluctuating environment.

Topics covered:

These will include, but not be limited to:

  • Flowering time
  • Inflorescence and spikelet development
  • Gamete development
  • Pollen tube growth
  • Fertilisation and embryo development
  • Endosperm development

Important deadlines:

  • Submission deadline (for full papers): 1 May 2022
  • Publication date: upon acceptance

Submission instructions:

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All articles should be submitted online; please select the special issue “Plant reproduction and environmental signals”.

Manuscripts will be reviewed and published on a first-come, first-served basis. Once all accepted manuscripts are published, they will be gathered together in this special issue.

Guest editors:

  • Prof. Dabing Zhang, SJTU-University of Adelaide Joint Lab on Plant Science and Breeding, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Email: zhangdb@sjtu.edu.cn
  • Prof. Peng Qin, Rice Research Institute, Sichuan Agricultural University, China. Email: qinpeng@sicau.edu.cn

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