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Special Issue "Improvement and Innovation of Cryopreservation and In Vitro Methods in Plant Resources Protection"
A special issue of Biology (ISSN 2079-7737). This special issue belongs to the section "Conservation Biology and Biodiversity".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2023 | Viewed by 4541
Special Issue Editors
Interests: biodiversity conservation; cryopreservation; future crops; in vitro culture
Interests: biotechnology; in vitro cell culture; cell biology; tissue culture
Special Issue Information
Plant genetic resources (PGR) are perhaps the most precious gift of nature to humanity: they provide food, shelter, medicines, and a large variety of goods of high economic value, not to mention their key importance for healthy ecosystems and inspirational beauty. Nonetheless, the depletion of plant biodiversity is a problem that have been escalated to a threatening level in recent decades. There is an urgent call for the scientific community to search and put into practice modern methods for PGR conservation through principal studies and practical applications of cryobiotechnology.
This Special Issue is focused specifically on using all aspects of in vitro culture and cryopreservation technology to approach the problem of PGR conservation, including crops, ornamental, medicinal and model plants as well as wild species. Studies offering new insights into conservation methods and physiological responses for species and genotypes that cannot be conserved as seeds in conventional genebanks are particularly welcomed. The submission categories include original research papers, as well as critical reviews (upon prior consultation with the editors) and case studies.
Dr. Haenghoon Kim
Dr. Elena Popova
Manuscript Submission Information
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- in vitro culture
- plant genetic resources