Special Issue "Genomics of Growth Traits and Stress Acclimation in Forest Trees"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 3364
Interests: apoplastic sugars in defense immunity; cell wall remodeling and pectin biosynthesis; regulation of NUE and organic N metabolism; genome evolution and genetic biodiversity in trees
Interests: functional genome; signaling in seed dormancy; transcriptional regulation of cold and salinity stress in trees
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The forest ecology and sustainable utilization of timber sources are crucial owing to the concomitant influence of a variety of stress cues (e.g., drought, salinity, osmosis, extreme temperature, and climate change) and biotic stimuli (e.g., pathogenic invaders). Molecular patterns of genetic resilience and resistance in correlation with favorable environments and nutrients are postulated to collectively impact survival and evolution in forest-tree species. Tree growth, stress adaptation, and defense priming are mounted concurrently with a profound deployment of genomic traits and metabolic and signaling genes underlying the transcriptional/translational mechanisms.
Recent technique innovation in functional genomics, genetics, and omics (e.g., transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome) accelerates optimizing growth performance and alternative strategies for stresses and quality/biomass-related traits in forest trees. Specific QTL/gene identification and experimental evaluation for major genomic traits within the regulatory crosstalk between metabolism, defense, and signaling pathways make the molecular breeding and development of stress-resilient and high-biomass energy trees incredibly important. Thus, an in-depth perception and unveiling of cellular and metabolic processes in trees are expected to pave the way toward novel strategies based on the reorientation of growth traits and stress acclimation.
[*] Aim and scope:
This Special Issue aims to stimulate comprehensive research, presenting a collection of the latest fundamental discoveries in the field of genomic and genetic regulatory mechanisms in tree growth, tolerance, and immune defense to various stressors. Additionally, the novel demonstration of genome editing, genetic transformation, and the advances and application in forest tree improvement are of interest, as are omics study to identify candidate genes and families affecting growth traits, biomass quality, stress tolerance, etc., the development of high-efficiency transformation and genome editing systems for tree species, and the application of synthetic biology strategies to produce valuable metabolites in engineered plants. All types of submissions, including original research, high-quality reviews, methodologies, perspectives, and opinion articles in this field, are welcome.
Dr. Tao Su
Dr. Su Chen
Prof. Dr. Nan Liu
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.
- C and N metabolism
- stress adaptation