Special Issue "Leaf Development"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)
Dr. Naomi Ori (Website)
The Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, P.O. Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Fax: +972 8 948 9322
Interests: tomato; leaf development; compound leaves
Plant leaves are the main photosynthetic organs. While some aspects of leaf development are conserved among species, leaf development is extremely flexible and variable. Leaf development as well as the final shape and size of the leaf vary among species and within a given species. Leaf development is a dynamic process that responds to internal and external circumstances, including the developmental state of the plant, and the biotic and abiotic environment. This issue focuses on the mechanism underlying the variability in leaf size and shape within and among species, and the response of leaf development to internal and external cues. Reviews and research papers on these topics are invited.
Dr. Naomi Ori
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- leaf development
- leaf size
- leaf shape
- leaf shape variability
- developmental flexibility
- developmental response to stress