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Ms. Shuang Zhao

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Editors

Prof. Dr. Dilantha Fernando

Editor-in-Chief
Department of Plant Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2, Canada
Website: http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/%7Efernando/
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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
Contribution
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
E-Mail: mstankovic.botdefense.please.enable.javaScript.kg.ac.rs

Editorial Board

Dr. Yongbiao Xue

Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 West Beichen Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Website: http://plantbiol.genetics.ac.cn/the_xue_lab/index.htm
Interests: self-incompatibility; functional genomics (rice)
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Interaction Between Abiotic and Biotic Stresses in Plants
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
Contribution: Special Issue: New Insights into Plant Small RNAs
Dr. Rui Malhó

Departamento de Biologia Vegetal, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal
Website: http://webpages.fc.ul.pt/~rmmalho
Interests: cell and molecular biology; functional genomics; fluorescence video and confocal microscopy; plant cell development
Contribution: Special Issue: Plant Endomembrane Trafficking
Prof. Dr. Jae-Yean Kim

Division of Life Science, Gyeongsang National University, 27-306, 501 Jinju-Daero, Jinju, Gyeongnam 660-701, Korea
Website: http://kimjy.gnu.kr/Profcv.htm
Interests: plasmodesmata; phloem; cell-to-cell communication; intercellular protein and RNA trafficking
Contribution: Special Issue: Plasmodesmata and Intercellular Movement
Prof. Dr. Atle M. Bones

Cell, Molecular Biology and Genomics Group, Department of Biology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
Website: http://boneslab.bio.ntnu.no/
Interests: plant and algae cell biology; defense systems; organization and mechanisms; functional genomics; biotic and abiotic stress responses; molecular biology; systems biology approaches
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
Website: http://plantsciences.utk.edu/stewart.htm
Interests: biosensors; biotechnology; bioenergy; environmental stress; GFP; phytosensors; plants; promoters; remote sensing; whole organisms; synthetic biology transgenic plants; weedy plants
Contribution: Special Issue: Developmental Biology and Biotechnology of Plant Sexual Reproduction
In other journals:
Special Issue: Phytosensors: Environmental Sensing with Plants and Plant Cells
Prof. Dr. Thomas Dresselhaus

Cell Biology and Plant Biochemistry, University of Regensburg, Universitätsstraße 31, 93053 Regensburg, Germany
Website: http://www.biologie.uni-regensburg.de/Zellbiologie/Dresselhaus
Interests: reproduction, germline development, fertilization mechanisms, parthenogenesis, embryo patterning, speciation, drought stress during reproduction
Prof. Dr. Charles L. Guy

Department of Environmental Horticulture, Box 110675, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0675, USA
Website: http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/people/guy.shtml
Interests: plant responses to suboptimal environmental conditions; biochemistry; physiology; molecular biology; freezing stress tolerance
Prof. Dr. Eve Syrkin Wurtele

Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA
Website: http://www.gdcb.iastate.edu/faculty-and-research/faculty/eve-syrkin-wurtele/
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. Rishi R. Burlakoti

Plant Pathologist, World Vegetable Center, P.O. Box 42 Shanhua, Tainan 74199, Taiwan
Website: http://avrdc.org
Interests: plant pathology, integrated disease management, plant disease epidemiology, host-parasite interaction, mycotoxin diversity, population genetics, molecular biology
Contribution: Special Issue: Selected/Extended Full Papers of 14th International Rapeseed Congress
Dr. Brett Ferguson

Centre for Integrative Legume Research (CILR), The University of Queensland, Brisbane St Lucia, QLD 4072, Australia
Website: http://www.uq.edu.au/agriculture/brettferguson
Interests: legumes, legume nodulation and nitrogen fixation; Plant molecular physiology, signalling and development; plant functional genomics (genetics, transcriptomics); plant-microbe interactions (symbioses)
Contribution: In other journals:
Special Issue: Molecular Signals in Nodulation Control
Dr. Gary Peng

Saskatoon Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 0X2, Canada
Website: http://www4.agr.gc.ca/AAFC-AAC/display-afficher.do?id=1181853765495&lang=eng#osrp-aprs
Interests: canola pathology: clubroot, blackleg, genetic variation of pathogens, biological control of plant diseases and weeds, disease resistance, and microbial interactions
Contribution: Special Issue: Selected/Extended Full Papers of 14th International Rapeseed Congress
Dr. Günter Hoch

Department of Environmental Sciences - Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
Website: https://botanik.unibas.ch/personen/profil/person/hoch/
Interests: plant ecophysiology; tree physiology; carbon-relations; mobile carbon reserves; alpine treeline; cold-climate growth limitation
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
Website: http://www.unoeste.br/lipeul/
Interests: cerrado; complex system biology; ecophysiology; photosynthesis; plant physiology; savanna; stress physiology
Contribution: Special Issue: Complex System Theory Applied to Plant Sciences
Prof. Dr. Eleftherios P. Eleftheriou

Department of Botany, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124, Thessaloniki, Greece
Website: http://www.bio.auth.gr/en/content/curriculum-vitae-eleftheriou-eleftherios
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
Contribution: Special Issue: Effects of Emerging Organic Contaminants to Plants
In other journals:
Special Issue: Effects of Herbicides and Heavy Metals to the Structure and Function of Plant Cells
Prof. Dr. Krishna Kumar Shrestha

Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University, Kiritipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
Website: http://cdbtu.edu.np/faculty/dr-krishna-kumar-shrestha
Interests: systematics; taxonomy; biodiversity and ethnobotany, especially the Himalayan medicinal plants
Dr. Anna K. Jäger

Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
Website: http://forskning.ku.dk/search/profil/?id=321817
Interests: ethnopharmacology; ethnobotany; biology of medicinal plants; biological effects of active substances from plants; phytomedicine; new plant products, active substances and secondary metabolites
Prof. Dr. Steven E. Clark

University of Michigan, Department of Biology, 4124 Natural Science Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1382, USA
Website: http://www.mcdb.lsa.umich.edu/faculty_clarks.html
Interests: development; meristem; stem cell; signal transduction; receptor; ligand; kinase; phosphatase
Prof. Daniel K. Gladish

Department of Biology, Miami University, Hamilton, OH 45013, USA
Website: http://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/biology/about/faculty/gladish/index.html
Interests: plant anatomy and development (especially with regard to roots); stress physiology; aerenchyma formation; and programmed cell death
Prof. Dr. Prasanta C. Bhowmik

Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
Website: http://www.umass.edu/psis/personnel/bhowmik.html
Interests: allelopathy; invasive plants; weed biology
Dr. Patrick M. Finnegan

University of Western Australia, School of Plant Biology (M084), 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Western Australia, 6009, Australia
Website: http://www.uwa.edu.au/people/patrick.finnegan
Interests: organelle biogenesis; phosphorus nutrition; root adaptations; signal transduction; gene regulation
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
Website: http://plantandsoil.wvu.edu/faculty_staff/vagner_benedito
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
Dr. Li-Jun Ma

Life Science Laboratories, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts, Rm 433, 240 Thatcher Road, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
Website: http://www.umass.edu/comparativegenomics/index.html
Interests: plant-fungal interactions of wilt diseases caused by Fusarium oxysporum and Verticillium dahliae; evolution of plant pathogenic fungi
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
Website: http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~pierceyn/
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. 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
Contribution: Special Issue: Interaction Between Abiotic and Biotic Stresses in Plants
Dr. Mirwais M. Qaderi

Department of Biology, Mount Saint Vincent University, 166 Bedford Highway, Halifax, NS B3M 2J6, Canada
Website: http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/programsdepartments/bachelorofscience/biology/facultyprofiles/mirwaisqaderi/default.aspx
Interests: physiological plant ecology; plants and climate change; plant growth and development; plant stress physiology; phytohormones; secondary metabolites; seed biology
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
Website: http://www.ag.kagawa-u.ac.jp/english/?page_id=105
Interests: abiotic stress physiology and tolerance; oxidative stress; antioxidants; methylglyoxal; phytoremediation of heavy metal
Contribution: Special Issue: Abiotic Environmental Stress Responses of Plants
Dr. Saman Seneweera

Center for Crop Health, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba QLD 4350, Australia
Website: http://staffprofile.usq.edu.au/profile/Saman-Seneweera
Interests: plant stress physiology; photosynthesis, respiration; grain quality; zinc and iron biofortification; plant nutrient use efficiency and plant response to elevated CO2
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