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Special Issue "Genome-Wide Identification and Expression Analysis for the Genetic Improvement of Forest Plants"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Genetics and Molecular Biology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 538
Special Issue Editors
Interests: plant genomics; comparative genomic analysis; phylogenomics; functional gene analysis; transcriptomics
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: saline stress; drought stress; transcriptional control; functional gene analysis
Interests: plant genomics; population genomics; landscape genomics; adaptive evolution
Special Issue Information
As key components of forest ecosystems, forest plants provide valuable habitats that increase biodiversity and environmentally friendly products to fulfill human needs, and play a critical role in the global carbon cycle. With the rapid development of molecular biology and genomics, genetic breeding has become an efficient way to improve the quality and productivity of forest plants. Genome-wide identification and analysis of genes related to various important traits is essential for the genetic improvement programs of forest plants. Recent advances in high-throughput sequencing technologies have enabled us to gain insights into the genetic mechanisms that underlie growth traits in forest plant species. Multiple sequencing technologies with increased accuracy have also allowed us to perform more accurate identification of functional genes. We would like to announce this Special Issue of the journal Forests, which will concentrate on articles focused on accurate genome-wide identification and expression analysis of genes related to growth traits in various types of forest plants with ecological or economic importance. Studies concerned with the improvement of identification methods, population-level functional diversity analysis, or functional verification of candidate genes are most welcome. Both theoretical and empirical contributions will also be suitable for this Special Issue.
Dr. Mingcheng Wang
Dr. Shaofei Tong
Dr. Shanshan Zhu
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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 2000 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.
- forest plants
- genetic improvement
- growth trait-related genes
- expression analysis
- functional diversity
- high-throughput sequencing