Special Issue "Novel Insights into the Genetics of Root Development (2019)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2019.
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
Due to its basal function (i.e., uptake of water and nutrient from the soil), the root system is playing a critical role in plant growth and yield. Its constant adaptation to various environmental stresses including abiotic and biotic stresses (e.g., interaction between the plant root system and the soil microbiome), its simple cellular organization, and its well-described architecture are clear advantage when applying molecular genetic approaches to better understand its development and its response to environmental stresses.
In this Special Issue, we are inviting reviews, perspectives, and original research articles to advance our knowledge related to plant root development. Topics will include, but not limited to the development of new methods and technologies to analyze root architecture, genome-wide association studies focusing on root phenotypic traits, the characterization of the regulatory mechanisms controlling gene activity during root development notably in response to biotic and abiotic stresses (e.g., role of miRNA, DNA methylation and other epigenomic changes, functional genomic studies revealing the role of genes and proteins during root development). This Special Issue will also consider manuscripts describing the development of unique plant organs such as legume nodules.
Dr. Marc Libault
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- biotic stress
- abiotic stress