Special Issue "Application of Biotechnology Techniques on Tree Species—Series II"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Genetics and Molecular Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023 | Viewed by 97

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jorge Canhoto
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Department of Life Sciences, Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra, Calçada Martim de Freitas, 3000-456 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: plant breeding; plant biotechnology; in vitro culture; genomics; plant anatomy; somatic embryogenesisinterests; plant development; forestry
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Dr. Paloma Moncaleán
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Dr. Sandra Correia
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Department of Life Sciences, Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra, Calçada Martim de Freitas, 3000-456 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: plant biotechnology; plant molecular biology; plant stress biology; proteomics; transcriptomics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Trees are dominant species in many land ecosystems, and their economic relevance is well known, not only for the production of wood and other products, but also because they deliver a variety of ecosystem services, including temperature regulation, mitigation of soil erosion, and the management and filtering of rainwater, and because they are habitats for other organisms. Due to their long reproductive and life cycles, trees require specific strategies for breeding and large-scale propagation. In recent years, biotechnology has assumed an increasingly important role in tree breeding and cloning through the application of techniques such as somatic embryogenesis, propagation in bioreactors, genetic transformation, proteomics, genomics, and production of synthetic seeds, among many others. Based on these tools, improved trees displaying new features are now in the field ensuring higher productivities and helping to preserve natural forests while contributing to fixing CO2 and to avoiding desertification, both from an ecological and human perspective. This Special Issue invites works from researchers and other stakeholders on the latest developments in the field of tree biotechnology. Those interested in tree biotechnology are welcome to collaborate and share their more recent results in this field.

Dr. Jorge Canhoto
Dr. Paloma Moncaleán
Dr. Sandra Correia
Guest Editors

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.

Keywords

  • acclimatization
  • bioreactors
  • breeding
  • cloning
  • genetic transformation
  • in vitro
  • molecular biology
  • omics
  • rooting

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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