Special Issue "Plant Epigenome Dynamics"
A special issue of Epigenomes (ISSN 2075-4655).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017)
Dr. Etienne Bucher
Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences, 42 rue Georges Morel, 49071 Beaucouzé, France
The Open Access journal Epigenomes is now accepting submissions for a Special Issue on biological methylation, “Plant Epigenome Dynamics”. This Special Issue is guest-edited by Dr. Etienne Bucher from INRA and the University of Angers, and will include commissioned topical reviews written by leaders in the field. Accepted papers are published online shortly after copy editing. There are no Article Processing Charges (APCs) for papers submitted to Epigenomes in 2016.
Epigenetic marks play important roles in the regulation of gene expression. They influence plant development and allow the integration and memory of environmental inputs. They regulate abiotic and biotic stress responses and have also recently been shown to influence important agronomic traits, such as fruit ripening.
In the most extreme cases, such epigenetic marks can result in genetically identical plants showing very different phenotypes (epialleles). While true epialleles have scarcely been described in plants, next generation sequencing technologies now provide excellent tools to identify such events.
Finally, epigenetic silencing also plays an important role in genome stability, by repressing the mobility of transposable elements.
This Special Issue will be focused around epigenetic changes that occur in plants and how these changes at the DNA or histone levels regulate plant development and adaptation to its environment. We will consider Research or Methods manuscripts of exceptional interest on the following topics:
- Epigenetic changes during plant development
- Environmental adaptation and epigenetics
- Transposable elements and epigenetics
- Plant evolution
- Stress-induced epigenetic changes
- Epigenetics and crop breeding
- Epigenetic regulation of host-pathogen interactions
Do not miss out on the deadline for submissions: 31 May 2017.
Please use the online submission system and select the Special Issue “Plant epigenome dynamics”. If you would like to enquire about the suitability of your article for this Special Issue, please email your pre-submission enquiry to Dr. Etienne Bucher at email@example.com with the Epigenomes editorial office Epigenomes@mdpi.com in copy.
Dr. Etienne Bucher
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Epigenomes is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- plant epigenomics
- DNA methylation
- histone modifications
- transposable elements
- epigenetic memory
- non-genetic inheritance