Special Issue "Plant Epegenetics"

A special issue of Epigenomes (ISSN 2075-4655).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. José M. Leitão

FCT, MeditBio, Universidade do Algarve, Campus de Gambelas, 8005‐139 Faro, Portugal
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Interests: molecular biology; plant genetics; plant genomics; plant biotechnology; plant breeding; molecular breeding; genotyping; epigenetics; plant tissue culture; genetic diversity; molecular markers development; plant disease resistance; marker assisted selection; legumes; linkage analysis; experimental mutagenesis; DNA repair; plant cytogenetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The open access journal Epigenomes is now accepting submissions for a Special Issue on "Plant Epigenetics". This Special Issue is Guest-Edited by Prof. José Leitão from the University of Algarve, and will include commissioned topical reviews written by leaders in the field. Accepted papers are published online shortly after copy editing.

With each passing day epigenetics unveils its major role in regulation of gene expression.

Epigenetic mechanisms, particularly via small RNAs, histone modifications and DNA methylation, regulate plant development, interaction of plants with biotic and abiotic stresses, plant adaptation to different climates and to changing environmental conditions, often via epigenetic memory and participation of other priming mechanisms.

Involved in silencing of virus and transposable elements the plant epigenetic defense mechanisms are also implicated in transgene silencing.

Impacting plant phenotypes, the epigenetic modifications can give rise to variability useful for plant breeding and to unusual phenomena as paramutation.

This Special Issue will consider research or methodological manuscripts of exceptional interest in the broad field of plant epigenetics, particularly on the following topics:

  • Molecular mechanisms of plant epigenetics
  • Epigenetics and plant gene regulation
  • Epigenetics and plant adaptation to a changing environment
  • Epigenetics and plant response to biotic stresses
  • Priming and epigenetic memory
  • Epigenetics and plant breeding
  • Paramutation and paramutation-like phenomena

Do not miss out on the deadline for submissions: 31 October 2018.

Please use the online submission system and select the Special Issue “Plant Epigenetics”. If you would like to enquire about the suitability of your article for this Special Issue, please email your pre-submission enquiry to Prof. José Leitão at jleitao@ualg.pt with the Epigenomes editorial office Epigenomes@mdpi.com in copy.

Prof. Dr. José M. Leitão
Guest Editor

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.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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