New Trends in Plant Science in China

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College of Life Sciences, Nanjing University, Xianlin Campus, Nanjing 210023, China
Interests: bioinformatics; plant regulatory genomics; plant epigenomics

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College of Horticulture Science and Engineering, Shandong Agricultural University, Taian 271018, China
Interests: comparative genomics and bioinformatics; the molecular mechanisms underlying disease resistance

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Topical Collection aims to provide a comprehensive overview of New Trends in Plant Science in China by inviting contributions (full research articles and systematic reviews), from Chinese research institutes/laboratories, that consolidate our understanding of this area. Potential topics include but are not limited to plant biology, plant evolution, plant genomics/epigenomics, plant noncoding RNAs, plant phytochemistry, plant proteomics and metabolomics, plant phenomics, plant–microbe interactions, plant physiology,  plant ecology, plant pests and diseases, plant synthetic biology, Chinese traditional medicine, plant computational biology, and the development of new technologies in plant sciences.

Prof. Dr. Ming Chen
Dr. Dijun Chen
Dr. Xianwen Meng
Collection Editors

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Keywords

  • plant science
  • plant biology
  • plant evolution
  • plant genomics/epigenomics
  • plant noncoding RNAs
  • plant phytochemistry
  • plant proteomics and metabolomics
  • plant phenomics
  • plant–microbe interactions
  • plant physiology
  • plant ecology
  • plant pests and diseases
  • plant synthetic biology
  • Chinese traditional medicine
  • plant computational biology
  • plant new technologies

Published Papers (1 paper)

2021

11 pages, 2243 KiB  
Article
Fire-Related Cues Significantly Promote Seed Germination of Some Salt-Tolerant Species from Non-Fire-Prone Saline-Alkaline Grasslands in Northeast China
by Shaoyang Li, Hongyuan Ma and Mark K. J. Ooi
Plants 2021, 10(12), 2675; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10122675 - 6 Dec 2021
Cited by 5 | Viewed by 3067
Abstract
Seed germination in response to fire-related cues has been widely studied in species from fire-prone ecosystems. However, the germination characteristics of species from non-fire-prone ecosystems, such as the saline-alkaline grassland, where fire occasionally occurs accidentally or is used as a management tool, have [...] Read more.
Seed germination in response to fire-related cues has been widely studied in species from fire-prone ecosystems. However, the germination characteristics of species from non-fire-prone ecosystems, such as the saline-alkaline grassland, where fire occasionally occurs accidentally or is used as a management tool, have been less studied. Here, we investigate the effects of different types of fire cues (i.e., heat and smoke water) and their combined effect on the seed germination of 12 species from the saline-alkaline grassland. The results demonstrated that heat shock significantly increased the germination percentage of Suaeda glauca and Kochia scoparia var. sieversiana seeds. Smoke water significantly increased the germination percentage of Setaria viridis and K. scoparia seeds. However, compared with single fire cue treatments, the combined treatment neither promoted nor inhibited seed germination significantly in most species. These results suggest that fire cues can be used as germination enhancement tools for vegetation restoration and biodiversity protection of the saline-alkaline grassland. Full article
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