Topical Collection "Feature Papers in Plant Development and Morphogenesis"

A topical collection in Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This collection belongs to the section "Plant Development and Morphogenesis".

Editors

Dr. Giovanna Frugis
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CNR, Istituto di Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria (IBBA), Unit of Rome, Via Salaria Km. 29,300, 00015 Monterotondo Scalo, Roma, Italy
Interests: plant development and organogenesis; functional genomics; transcription factors; phytohormones; cytokinins; transcriptomics; translational plant biology; regulatory gene networks
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Prof. Dr. Maurizio Trovato
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Department of Biology and Biotechnology "Charles Darwin", Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: proline; amino acids; arginine; plant development; Arabidopsis

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

As follows from the title, this Topical Collection “Feature Papers in Plant Development and Morphogenesis” aims to collect high-quality research articles, short communications, and review articles in all fields about the latest studies of Plant Development and Morphogenesis.

For the selected works of this section on Plant Development and Morphogenesis, we will focus on research questions that address the significant concerns within plant growth, development, and morphogenesis, including interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis on plant development and morphogenesis under biotic and abiotic stress. Topics covered by the section include but are not limited to:

  • Initiation, growth, and morphogenesis of plant organs and tissues
  • Apical meristem development
  • Embryo and seed development
  • Germination and seedling development
  • Plant reproduction
  • Root nodule and mycorrhiza
  • Development and morphogenesis of plant under stress
  • Hormonal regulation of developmental processes
  • Plant adaptation and integrity
  • Evolution of developmental mechanisms

Dr. Giovanna Frugis
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Trovato 
Guest Editors

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Published Papers (1 paper)

2020

Article
Automatic Stomatal Segmentation Based on Delaunay-Rayleigh Frequency Distance
Plants 2020, 9(11), 1613; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9111613 - 20 Nov 2020
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Abstract
The CO2 and water vapor exchange between leaf and atmosphere are relevant for plant physiology. This process is done through the stomata. These structures are fundamental in the study of plants since their properties are linked to the evolutionary process of the [...] Read more.
The CO2 and water vapor exchange between leaf and atmosphere are relevant for plant physiology. This process is done through the stomata. These structures are fundamental in the study of plants since their properties are linked to the evolutionary process of the plant, as well as its environmental and phytohormonal conditions. Stomatal detection is a complex task due to the noise and morphology of the microscopic images. Although in recent years segmentation algorithms have been developed that automate this process, they all use techniques that explore chromatic characteristics. This research explores a unique feature in plants, which corresponds to the stomatal spatial distribution within the leaf structure. Unlike segmentation techniques based on deep learning tools, we emphasize the search for an optimal threshold level, so that a high percentage of stomata can be detected, independent of the size and shape of the stomata. This last feature has not been reported in the literature, except for those results of geometric structure formation in the salt formation and other biological formations. Full article
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