Special Issue "Phylogenetic Relationships and Molecular Evolution of Plants in Forests"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2023 | Viewed by 484
Interests: tree genomics; rare and endangered trees; plant evolution; bioinformatics
Interests: tea genomics; bioinformatics; plant evolution
Forests are typical biodiverse and complex ecosystems on our planet and provide an incredible array of plant species. These plants in forests play critical roles in maintaining the overall health and function of forest ecosystems. Yet the molecular evidence of classification and evolution history of some plants in forests is still inadequate. Recent advances in molecular techniques such as plastid genome and ultra-long sequencing of rDNA have revolutionized our understanding of plant evolution and phylogenetics, allowing for unprecedented resolution in reconstructing the relationships among the lineages of different plants or their germplasm. This Special Issue aims to report the latest progress obtained in phylogenetic relationships and the molecular evolution of plants in forests. All type of articles including original research, reviews and new methods are greatly welcomed. The scope of this research topic includes, but is not limited to, the molecular evolution of tree plants, the phylogenetic relationship, plastid phylogenomics, SNP discovery, structure variation and the innovative evaluation of plant germplasm resources. Plant mitochondrial genome and specific molecular evaluation methods are preferentially considered. Papers exploring the development of molecular markers such as SSR, AFLP, MSAP, are also welcomed, but these markers should be obtained from a range of the population and verified beforehand.
Dr. Xupo Ding
Dr. Chunlai Wu
Dr. Minjie Deng
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.
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- tree plant evolution
- plastid genomics
- species relationships
- ultra-long sequencing of rDNA
- molecular evaluate method
- molecular marker