Special Issue "Somatic Embryogenesis and Organogenesis on Tree Species"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 7195
Interests: plant tissue culture; in vitro culture; plant cryopreservation; cryobionomics
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Interests: plant tissue culture; in vitro culture; organogenesis; cytokinins; somatic embryogenesis; transcriptomics; epigenetics
Tree species are of invaluable importance to our environment and to human well-being. Their benefits can help cities and countries meet 15 internationally supported United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
According to Bioversity International, forest and tree genetic diversity matters because trees are the foundation species of the forest, diverse trees provide diverse goods and services, forests and trees provide ecosystem services, tree genetic diversity is vital in landscape restoration efforts, and trees provide nutrition all year round.
In recent years, ever-rising human population growth has put a tremendous pressure on trees and tree products. The combination of biotechnology and conventional methods such as plant propagation and breeding has become a novel approach to improving and multiplying a large number of tree species.
The rapid progress of somatic embryogenesis on tree species and its prospects for potential applications is of importance to this Special Issue. Therefore, our issue aims to cover various aspects of somatic embryogenesis as a valuable tool in basic cell biology and tree genetic research and in the long-term ex situ conservation of genetic resources via cryopreservation techniques, as well as in mass propagation.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Somatic embryogenesis
- Tree biotechnology
- Tree products
- Mass propagation
- Genetic diversity
- Climate change
- Plant breeding
Dr. Marcos Edel Martinez-Montero
Dr. Judit Dobránszki
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). 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.
- somatic embryogenesis
- tree biotechnology
- tree products
- mass propagation
- genetic diversity
- climate change
- plant breeding