Section Editors

Section Board for 'Plant Genetics and Genomics' (32)

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Prof. Dr. Roberto Tuberosa
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Bologna Viale Fanin, 44 40127-Bologna Italy
Interests: Quantitative Trait Loci mapping; drought resistance; root system architecture; phenotyping; maize; durum wheat; barley
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Special Issue in Genes: Genes at Ten
Prof. Dr. Kejian Wang
China National Rice Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, China
Interests: genome editing; apomixis; recombination; meiosis; Hybrid vigor; heterosis; plants
Prof. Dr. Ingo Schubert

Department of Breeding Research, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany
Interests: cytogenetics; karyotype evolution; chromosome mutagenesis; chromosome structure; comparative cytogenomics
Dr. Frank L.W. Takken
Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS), Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, 1090 GE, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Interests: molecular plant pathology; plant diseases; resistance breeding; NLR proteins; pathogens; solanaceae; Fusarium oxysporum
Dr. Christian Chevalier
University of Bordeaux, INBRAE, UMR1332 Fruit Biology and Pathology, Villenave d'Ornon, F-33882, France
Interests: plant reproductive development; flower; fruit; cell cycle; cell division; cell expansion; endoreduplication; tomato; gene expression
Prof. Dr. Alberto Acquadro
Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences (DISAFA), University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Interests: genomics; bioinformatics; plant genetics; RNAseq, abiotic/biotic stress in plants
Prof. Dr. Bernd Weisshaar
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Universität Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Interests: structural genomics; functional genomics; transcriptome analyses; crop genetics and genomics; transcription factors; transcriptional control; grapevine; sugar beet; brassica
Dr. Pietro Gramazio
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1. Department of Biotechnology, Institute for Conservation and Improvement of Valencian Agrodiversity (COMAV), School of Agricultural Engineering and Environment (ETSIAMN), Vera Campus, Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Camino de Vera s/n, Building 8E, 46022, Valencia, Spain
2. Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8572, Japan
Interests: plant breeding; Introgression breeding; Crop wild relatives (CWRs); Solanaceae vegetable crops; Genomics; Genetics; Molecular markers; genetic mapping
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Dr. Jeremy Murray
Laboratory of Beneficial Plant-Microbe Interaction Research, CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 300 Feng Lin Road, Shanghai 200032, China
Interests: symbiosis; nodulation; arbuscular mycorrhiza; rhizobial and mycorrhizal infection; rhizosphere; nitrogen signaling; flavonoids; gene networks
Dr. Calvin O. Qualset

Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: plant breeding; genetic resources conservation; quantitative genetics; agrobiodiversity; plant production systems
Prof. Dr. Euan K. James
The James Hutton Institute, Dundee, UK
Interests: plant electron microscopy; nitrogen fixation by legumes; nitrogen fixation by non-legumes
Prof. Dr. Cesar Arrese-Igor
Department of Sciences, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research in Applied Biology, Universidad Pública de Navarra, E-31006 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: nitrogen fixation in legumes; nitrogen plant nutrition; carbon/nitrogen interactions; sucrose synthase; plant environmental physiology; drought; water stress effects on plants
Dr. Charles Bell
Department of Biological Sciences, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
Interests: diversification; divergence times; molecular clocks; RADseq; phylogeny; phylogenetics; phylogenomics
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Dr. Aureliano Bombarely
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Department of Biosciences University of Milan (UNIMI), Milan, Italy
Interests: plant genomics; evolutionary genomics; polyploidy; bioinformatics; databases; sequence assembly; solanacea; domestication
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Prof. Dr. Douglas Cook
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Department of Plant Pathology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8680, USA
Interests: forward genetics; symbiotic development in Medicago truncatula; ecological genomics; association genetics
Dr. Hongchang Cui
Florida State Univ, Dept Biol Sci, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Interests: plant development; root biology; molecular biology; genetics; genomics; epigenetics
Dr. Assaf Distelfeld
The Institute for Cereal Crops Improvement, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
Interests: wheat; wild emmer wheat; polyploidity; genetic-mapping; genotyping; chromosome substitution lines; molecular markers; segregating populations; genetic material; genome sequencing; homoeologous gene expression; genomics; domestication; crop evolution; QTL; yield
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Dr. Delphine Grivet

Department of Forest Ecology and Genetics INIA- CIFOR (Forest Research Centre), Spain
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Prof. Dr. Dariusz Grzebelus
Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Al. 29 Listopada 54, 31-425, Krakow, Poland
Interests: apiaceae; carrot; crop domestication; genetic diversity; molecular markers; plant breeding; plant genomics; transposable elements
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Prof. Dr. Zengjian Jeffrey Chen
Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Interests: genomics; genetics; epigenetics; small RNAs; chromatin; transcription; post-transcriptional regulation; polyploidy; hybrids; circadian regulation; molecular evolution; plants; Arabidopsis; cotton; maize; rice; wheat
Prof. Dr. Benoît Lacombe
Institut de Biologie Intégrative des Plantes Claude Grignon, Montpellier, France
Interests: transport; hormones; nutrition; development; nutrient sensing
Dr. Marc Libault

Department of Agronomy and Horticulture Center for Plant Science Innovation Center for Root & Rhizobiome Innovation, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588, USA
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Dr. Anca Macovei
Università degli Studi di Pavia, Department of Biology and Biotechnology “L. Spallanzani”, Pavia, Italy
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Prof. Dr. Julin N Maloof
Department of Plant Biology and Genome Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: quantitative genetics; genomics; transcriptomics; plant development; plant environmental responses
Dr. Anna M. Mastrangelo
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Research Centre for Cereal and Industrial Crops, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Foggia, Italy
Interests: plant diseases; cereal genomics; QTL/association mapping; gene function
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Dr. Dan Milbourne

Teagasc - Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Crops Research Centre, Carlow, Ireland
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Prof. Dr. Silvio Salvi
Department of Agricultural Sciences (DipSA), University of Bologna, Bologna 40127, Italy
Interests: QTL mapping; root architecture; root development; shoot development; flowering time; maize; barley; wheat; mutagenesis; tilling
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Prof. Dr. Frederick Stoddard
Department of Agricultural Science, University of Helsinki, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: grain legumes; faba bean; protein crops; cropping systems; pre-crop effects; yield stability; yield gap; crop breeding; sustainable intensification
Dr. Bing Yang
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1. Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, USA; 2. Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO 63132, USA
Interests: plant genome editing; rice genomics; rice disease
Dr. Qingyi Yu
Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center 17360 Coit Road Dallas, Texas 75252, USA
Interests: plant genomics; plant sex chromosome; genome evolution; abiotic stress responses
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Dr. Bin Yu
School of Biological Sciences University of Nebraska, Lincoln 1901 Vine St Lincoln, NE, USA
Interests: non-coding RNAs; miRNAs and siRNAs; epigenetics; functional genomics; plant molecular biology; genetics
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Prof. Dr. Dazhong Dave Zhao
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 3209 N. Maryland Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211, USA
Interests: somatic and reproductive cell fate determination; signal transduction; microRNA and auxin signaling; anther and ovule cell differentiation; plant reproduction and abiotic stress; male sterility and hybrid breeding; plant developmental biology and molecular genetics
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