Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms in Wood/Cork Formation and Develop Molecular Strategies to Support Selection and Breeding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Dr. Jorge Paiva
Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 34 Strzeszynska street, PL-60-479 Poznan, Wielkopolska, PL-60-479, Poland
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Interests: Transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of secondary cell wall biosynthesis； woody plants； response to abiotic and biotic stress； bioenergy； biodiversity of forest crops
Forests currently occupy one third of the terrestrial surface. They play a major ecological role in biodiversity, soil protection against erosion and desertification, the preservation of water resources, and the balance and sequestration of carbon. Forests play also a major socio-economic role, as a source of natural and renewable products for different end uses and as services for local populations and associated industries, such as wood and cork.
Over the last decade, the use of different omics strategies has revealed new knowledge associated with the molecular mechanisms regulating the formation and quality of wood and cork. The current and increased demand for high quality wood and cork needs to cope with the challenges imposed by the different scenarios of climate change. Thus, it is of the upmost importance to translate the knowledge gathered regarding the regulation of wood and cork formation into new molecular strategies, so as to support and accelerate for efficient forest selection and breeding.
This Special Issue aims at providing an update on the last achievements addressing the molecular regulation of wood and cork formation, and on the molecular resources, tools, and methodologies available to support selection and breeding towards for the sustainable production of wood and cork in the frame of new challenges derived the global climate change. High quality and multidisciplinary original research or review articles, as well as research notes, are welcomed.
Dr. Jorge Paiva
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