Plants — Editors


Prof. Dr. Dilantha Fernando
Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
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Interests: canola and wheat pathology: epidemiology of plant pathogens, evolution/genetic variation of fungal pathogens, biological control of plant diseases, breeding for disease resistance microbial, ecology and microbial interactions
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Dr. Milan S. Stankovic
Associate Editor
Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac, Str. Radoja Domanovića No. 12, 34000 Kragujevac, Republic of Serbia
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Editorial Board

Prof. Dr. Jean-Christophe Avice
UMR INRA-UCBN 950 Ecophysiologie Végétale, Agronomie & Nutritions N.C.S., UFR des Sciences, FED 4277 Normandie Végétal, Université de Caen Normandie, F-14032 Caen, France
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Interests: nutrient use efficiency; plant nutrition; nitrogen and sulfur fertilization; plant responses to abiotic stress; plant senescence; seed quality; remobilization of nutrients; proteolytic mechanisms
Dr. Eduardo R. Bejarano
Departamento de Biología Celular, Genética y Fisiología, Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterranea (UMA), Universidad de Málaga, Campus de Teatinos, 29010 Málaga, Spain
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Interests: Plant-virus interaction; DNA viruses; post-translational modifications; gene silencing; interactions between biotic and abiotic stresses; jasmonate response
Dr. Mark F. Belmonte
Biological Sciences Building, Faculty of Science, 50 Sifton Rd, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, R3T2N2, Canada
Interests: plant anatomy and development; seed biology; genomics; abiotic and biotic stress physiology; transcriptional regulation; systems biology
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Special Issue: New Insights into Plant Small RNAs
Dr. Vagner A. Benedito
Division of Plant & Soil Sciences, 2090 Agricultural Sciences Building, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6108, Morgantown, WV 26506-6108, USA
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Interests: functional genetics and genomics; plant development and molecular physiology; biological nitrogen fixation in legumes; hormonal Interactions in tomato development; biochemistry of membrane transporters and transcription factors
Prof. Dr. Prasanta C. Bhowmik
Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
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Interests: allelopathy; invasive plants; weed biology
Prof. Dr. Atle M. Bones
Cell, Molecular Biology and Genomics Group, Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
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Interests: plant and algae cell biology; defense systems; organization and mechanisms; functional genomics; biotic and abiotic stress responses; molecular biology; systems biology approaches
Dr. Paul K. Boss
CSIRO, Agriculture and Food, Waite Campus, PMB2, Glen Osmond SA 5064, Australia
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Interests: Fruit and flower biology; secondary metabolism; flavour and aroma; gene mapping; plant biochemistry
Prof. León A. Bravo
Department of Agronomic Sciences and Natural Resources, Faculty of Agropecuary and Forestry Sciences, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco Chile
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Interests: Plant Ecophysiology, focused on abiotic stress such as low temperature acclimation, photoinhibition and photoprotection. Currently working on Antarctic plant responses to simulated in situ warming
Prof. Dr. Hans Brix
Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
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Interests: constructed wetlands; reed beds; wetland management; greenhouse gas emission; carbon sequestration; invasive wetland species; phragmites; spartina
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Special Issue: Constructed Wetlands for Water Treatment: New Developments
Dr. James A. Bunce
Crop Systems and Global Change Laboratory, USDA-ARS, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705-2350, USA
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Interests: Photosynthesis, plant water relations, climate change, elevated CO2, water stress, high temperature stress, plant adaptation to environment
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Special Issue: Plant Adaptation to Climate Change
Dr. Rishi R. Burlakoti
Research Scientist – Plant Pathology, Agassiz Research and Development Centre, 6947 Highway #7, P.O. Box 1000, Agassiz, British Columbia V0M 1A0, Canada
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Interests: plant pathology, integrated disease management, plant disease epidemiology, host-parasite interaction, mycotoxin diversity, population genetics, molecular biology
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Special Issue: Selected/Extended Full Papers of 14th International Rapeseed Congress
Prof. Francisco M. Cánovas
Chair in Molecular Biology, Universidad de Málaga
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Interests: Molecular biology, nitrogen metabolism, functional genomics, tree biotechnology, molecular enzymology
Prof. Eugenio Cazzato
Department of Agro-Environmental and Territorial Sciences, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro - Piazza Umberto I - 70121 Bari, Italy
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Interests: Agriculture; Fertilization; Forage; Silage
Prof. Dr. Steven E. Clark
University of Michigan, Department of Biology, 4124 Natural Science Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1382, USA
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Interests: development; meristem; stem cell; signal transduction; receptor; ligand; kinase; phosphatase
Dr. Julia M. Davies
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3EA, UK
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Interests: annexins; calcium; channels; roots
Prof. Dr. Thomas Dresselhaus
Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry, University of Regensburg, Universitätsstraße 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
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Interests: reproduction, germline development, fertilization mechanisms, parthenogenesis, embryo patterning, speciation, drought stress during reproduction
Prof. Dr. Eleftherios P. Eleftheriou
Department of Botany, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
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Interests: plant cell biology; plant anatomy and morphology; microtubules; actin microfilaments; effects of herbicides, metals and organic pollutants on plant cell structure and mitosis; phloem; nectaries; plant biotechnology
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Special Issue: Effects of Herbicides and Heavy Metals to the Structure and Function of Plant Cells
Special Issue: Effects of Emerging Organic Contaminants to Plants
Dr. Dag Endresen
GBIF Norway, UiO Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Sars gate 1, 0562 Oslo, Norway
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Interests: biodiversity informatics; plant genetic resources; agrobiodiversity; agroecology; predictive characterization of crop traits; open access data publication
Prof. Dr. Jurgen Engelberth
Department of Biology, The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
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Interests: plant-insect interactions; plant volatiles; plant-plant interactions; plant defense; mechanoperception; biotic stress; jasmonates
Dr. Brett Ferguson
Centre for Integrative Legume Research (CILR), The University of Queensland, Brisbane St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
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Interests: legumes, legume nodulation and nitrogen fixation; Plant molecular physiology, signalling and development; plant functional genomics (genetics, transcriptomics); plant-microbe interactions (symbioses)
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Special Issue: Molecular Signals in Nodulation Control
Dr. Patrick M. Finnegan
University of Western Australia, School of Plant Biology (M084), 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia, 6009, Australia
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Interests: organelle biogenesis; phosphorus nutrition; root adaptations; signal transduction; gene regulation
Dr. Giovanna Frugis
CNR - Istituto di Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria (IBBA) - UOS di Roma, Via Salaria Km. 29,300, 00015 Monterotondo Scalo, Roma, Italy
Interests: plant development and organogenesis; functional genomics; transcription factors; plant hormones; cytokinin pathway; transcriptomics; nodule organogenesis; translational plant biology; regulatory networks and hub genes
Prof. Dr. Masayuki Fujita
Laboratory of Plant Stress Responses, Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University, Miki-cho, Kita-gun, Kagawa 761-0795, Japan
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Interests: abiotic stress physiology and tolerance; oxidative stress; antioxidants; methylglyoxal; phytoremediation of heavy metal
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Special Issue: Abiotic Environmental Stress Responses of Plants
Special Issue: Seed Germination and Growth of Plants under Abiotic Stress
Special Issue: Role of Plant Nutrients in Agronomic Crops
Prof. Dr. Susheng Gan
Plant Biology Section, Cornell University, Ithaca, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
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Interests: plant senescence; postharvest biology; fruit ripening; gene regulation; plant hormones; translational research; biotechnology
Prof. Daniel K. Gladish
Department of Biology, Miami University, Hamilton, OH 45013, USA
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Interests: plant anatomy and development (especially with regard to roots); stress physiology; aerenchyma formation; and programmed cell death
Prof. Dr. Charles L. Guy
Department of Environmental Horticulture, Box 110675, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0675, USA
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Interests: plant responses to suboptimal environmental conditions; biochemistry; physiology; molecular biology; freezing stress tolerance
Dr. Günter Hoch
Department of Environmental Sciences - Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
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Interests: plant ecophysiology; tree physiology; carbon-relations; mobile carbon reserves; alpine treeline; cold-climate growth limitation
Prof. Dr. Jae-Yean Kim
Division of Life Science, Gyeongsang National University, 27-306, 501 Jinju-Daero, Jinju, Gyeongnam 660-701, Korea
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Interests: plasmodesmata; phloem; cell-to-cell communication; intercellular protein and RNA trafficking
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Special Issue: Plasmodesmata and Intercellular Movement
Prof. Dr. Hisato Kunitake
Vice President(Collaborative Research & Community Cooperation), Department of Biochemistry and Applied Biosciences, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki 889-2192, Japan
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Interests: Plant breeding; Genetics; citrus; blueberry; raspberry; polyploid; chromosome
Dr. Wanlong Li
Department of Biology and Microbiology, South Dakota State University, 252 McFadden Biostress Laboratory, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
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Interests: Wheat genetics, genomics, evolution, domestication and germplasm enhancement
Prof. Dr. Fernando Lidon
Faculty of Sciences and Technology, New University of Lisbon, 2829-516 Monte de Caparica, Portugal
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Interests: Plant Physiology and Bichemistry; Food Technology; Nutrition; Reactive oxygen Species; Food storage
Dr. Li-Jun Ma
Life Science Laboratories, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Rm 433, 240 Thatcher Road, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
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Interests: plant-fungal interactions of wilt diseases caused by Fusarium oxysporum and Verticillium dahliae; evolution of plant pathogenic fungi
Dr. Rui Malhó
Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
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Interests: cell and molecular biology; functional genomics; fluorescence video and confocal microscopy; plant cell development
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Special Issue: Plant Endomembrane Trafficking
Dr. Andrew McCubbin
School of Biological Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, DC 99164-4236, USA
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Interests: reproduction; self-incompatibility systems; pollen tube growth; signal transduction; molecular genetics
Dr. Jeremy Murray
Department of Cell & Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7UH, UK
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Interests: symbiosis; nodulation; arbuscular mycorrhiza; rhizobial and mycorrhizal infection; rhizosphere; nitrogen signaling; flavonoids; gene networks
Dr. Cynthia M. Ocamb
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, 2082 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-2902, USA
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Interests: plant disease management in vegetable and field crops; soilborne and seedborne fungal pathogens; Fusarium diseases; innovative disease management for sustainable agricultural production
Dr. Matthew Paul
Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ, UK
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Interests: source-sink interactions; carbon metabolism; carbon allocation and partitioning; sugar signalling; trehalose metabolism; molecular physiology; crop yield and abiotic stress resilience improvement; wheat and cereals; food security
Dr. Gary Peng
Saskatoon Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 0X2, Canada
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Interests: canola pathology: clubroot, blackleg, genetic variation of pathogens, biological control of plant diseases and weeds, disease resistance, and microbial interactions
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Special Issue: Selected/Extended Full Papers of 14th International Rapeseed Congress
Prof. Dr. Michele D. Piercey-Normore
Department of Biological Sciences, 509 Buller Building, Fort Garry Campus, Faculty of Science, University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2, Canada
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Interests: fungi, lichens, fungal symbioses, fungal phylogenetics and population genetics, coevolution, fungal secondary products and effects on growth of other organisms; effect of environment on fungal gene expression; bryophytes
Dr. Mirwais M. Qaderi
Department of Biology, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada
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Interests: physiological plant ecology; plants and climate change; plant growth and development; plant stress physiology; phytohormones; secondary metabolites; seed biology
Dr. Calvin O. Qualset
Professor Emeritus/Research Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis CA, USA
Interests: plant breeding; genetic resources conservation; quantitative genetics; agrobiodiversity; plant production systems
Dr. Catherine Rayon
EA3900-BIOPI, Biologie des Plantes et Innovation, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, 80039 Amiens, France
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Interests: plant cell wall; functional characterization of pectin remodeling enzymes; cold stress; salt stress; bioinformatics
Dr. Sylvie Renault
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Manitoba, W479 Duff Roblin Bldg, Winnipeg, MB, R3T 2N2, Canada
Interests: plant stress physiology; salinity tolerance of northern woody plants and medicinal plants; cross tolerance (salinity and cold; salinity and herbivory); revegetation of mine tailings
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Special Issue: Interaction Between Abiotic and Biotic Stresses in Plants
Dr. Rosa M Rivero
CEBAS-CSIC, Dpto Nutrición Vegetal, Campus Universitario de Espinardo Ed 25, 30100 Espinardo – MURCIA, Spain
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Interests: Plant abiotic stress (individual or in combination), plant physiology, plant biochemistry, plant metabolic pathways, transcriptomics, metabolomics
Dr. Germán Avila Sakar
Department of Biology, University of Winnipeg, 599 Portage Ave., Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2G3, Canada
Interests: plant-animal interactions; herbivory; tolerance; resistance; resource allocation; sexual systems of plants; dioecy; monoecy; pollination; evolution of plant responses to herbivores; evolution of plant mating systems
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Special Issue: Interaction Between Abiotic and Biotic Stresses in Plants
Dr. Muhammad Saleem
Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA
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Interests: Plant microbiome (rhizosphere, root, and phyllosphere); Plant growth promoting bacteria; Plant-microbe interactions; Plant-pathogen-insect interactions; Phytoremediation; Phytohormones; Plant stress
Dr. Saman Seneweera
Center for Crop Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba QLD 4350, Australia
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Interests: plant stress physiology; photosynthesis, respiration; grain quality; zinc and iron biofortification; plant nutrient use efficiency and plant response to elevated CO2
Prof. Dr. Krishna Kumar Shrestha
Ethnobotanical Society of Nepal (ESON), 107 Guccha Marg, New Road Kathmandu, Nepal
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Interests: systematics; taxonomy; biodiversity and ethnobotany, especially the Himalayan medicinal plants
Prof. Dr. Anu Singh-Cundy
Biology Department, College of Science and Engineering, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA 98225-9120, USA
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Interests: Plant cell biology and plant reproductive biology, especially plant cell walls and cell-cell interactions in plant reproduction; pollen biology; pollen-pistil interactions; post-pollination gene expression; fertilization and embryo development
Prof. Dr. Gustavo Maia Souza
Laboratory of Plant Intelligence and Ecophysiology "Ulrich Lüttge" - LIPEUL, Campus II, Rodovia Raposo Tavares KM 572, Presidente Prudente - SP, CEP - 19067-175, Brazil
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Interests: cerrado; complex system biology; ecophysiology; photosynthesis; plant physiology; savanna; stress physiology
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Special Issue: Complex System Theory Applied to Plant Sciences
Prof. Dr. Charles Neal Stewart Jr.
Department of Plant Sciences, 2431 Joe Johnson Dr., Room 252 Ellington Plant Sciences, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-4561, USA
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Interests: biosensors; biotechnology; bioenergy; environmental stress; GFP; phytosensors; plants; promoters; remote sensing; whole organisms; synthetic biology transgenic plants; weedy plants
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Special Issue: Phytosensors: Environmental Sensing with Plants and Plant Cells
Special Issue: Developmental Biology and Biotechnology of Plant Sexual Reproduction
Prof. Dr. Michael J. Stout
Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
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Interests: plant-insect interactions; pest management in rice; plant resistance to insects and diseases
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Topical Collection: Integrated Pest Management
Special Issue: Plant Resistance for the Protection of Cereal Crops from Insect Pests
Dr. William Underwood
Research Plant Pathologist, Northern Crop Science Laboratory, Sunflower and Plant Biology Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Fargo, ND 58102, USA
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Interests: Molecular Plant Pathology; Sunflower Pathology; Pathogen Effector Biology; Genetics and Genomics of Filamentous Plant Pathogens; Fungal Pathogen Genetic Diversity; Plant Cell Biology; Plant Cell Walls
Prof. Dr. Eve Syrkin Wurtele
Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
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Interests: metabolic and regulatory networks; integrated analysis of omics data; lipids and polyketides; systems biology; development of educational videogames to teach complex multidimensional concepts
Dr. Yongbiao Xue
Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 West Beichen Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
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Interests: self-incompatibility; functional genomics (rice)
Dr. Lewis H. Ziska
Adaptive Crop Systems Lab, USDA-Ag Research Service, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA
Interests: invasive species biology; food security; plants and public health
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