Plant Biology

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Edited By: Heinz Rennenberg and J.T.M. Elzenga

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 65/211 (Plant Sciences)

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January 2017 Special Issue

Read Plant Biology's Special Issue 2017:

Seed Germination: Ecological Aspects

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The study of seed developmental processes has been motivated by economic incentives, nature conservation objectives, concerns about genetic erosion of the necessary diversity needed to secure future food security and scientific curiosity. This has resulted in a wealth of information on cellular processes before and during dormancy breaking and germination. It now seems timely to try to put these findings into an ecological context.

This Special Issue of Plant Biology brings together papers that are mostly not performed on model species, but rather with species that have to deal with the challenges that their specific ecological niche brings. These species might be taken as examples of how the generalised understanding that we have of the few well-studied model species can (or sometimes cannot) be applied in an ecological setting.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Plant Biology: Molecular mechanisms of plant adaptation to changing environments

Guest Editors: Dorothee Staiger (University of Bielefeld); Andreas Weber (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

This Special Issue will mark the 30th anniversary of the German Plant Molecular Meeting with a specific focus on molecular mechanisms of plant adaptation to changing environments. This will include plant biotic and abiotic stress tolerance and adaptation, chemical ecology, and longer term molecular adaptation to a changing climate. We welcome review articles and original papers, in particular from previous organizers and contributors of the meeting. Particular emphasis will be given to contributions by early career scientists. Potential Contributions will be invited from the organizers of the meeting of the past ten years.

Deadline for submissions: October 2017.
Publication Date: Early 2018.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Plant Biology: Natural Capital from Native Seeds

Editors: Theo Elzenga and Renée Bekker Guest Editor: Hugh Pritchard

Functioning ecosystem services are underpinned by biodiversity. Yet many ecosystems are degraded and their natural assets need restoring. Seed farming of native plant species and wild harvesting of seeds will play critical roles in enabling revegetation as long as the science and industry agenda align. This special issue of Plant Biology focuses on the science of native seeds, including functional traits, their conversion into plants (natural capital) and the policy framework needed to assure seed quality in the market place.

Deadline for submissions: 30 November 2017.
Publication Date: Mid 2018.

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Click here to read Plant Biology Duckweed - Research and Applications Special IssueJanuary 2015 Special Issue:
Duckweed - Research and Application

Click here to read Plant Biology in Space Special IssueJanuary 2014 Special Issue:
Plant Biology in Space

Click here to read Woody Plant Performance Special IssueJanuary 2013 Special Issue:
Woody Plant Performance in a Changing Climate

Click here to read Plant-Pathogen InteractionsMarch 2012 Special Issue:
Plant-Pathogen Interactions

Click here to read Pollination & Reproduction BiologyJanuary 2011 Special Issue:
Pollination & Reproduction Biology

Click here to read Plant Membrane TransportSeptember 2010 Special Issue:
Dynamics and Regulation of Plant Membrane Transport

Click here to read Poplar Molecular PhysiologyMarch 2010 Special Issue:
Poplar Molecular Physiology