aBIOTECH is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research articles and review papers in areas of biotechnology, agricultural sciences, plant biology, and other relevant biological sciences. We encourage submissions of technological advancements and fundamental findings that enable further innovations and discoveries.

Article types include research articles, reviews, letters to editor, technology breakthrough, and brief communications.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Technologies/strategies that control plant growth and development
  • Plant transformation
  • Genome editing and genome manipulation
  • Innovative plant breeding approaches
  • Plant-biotic/abiotic interactions
  • Quantification and analysis of metabolites and other biological molecules
  • Identification of useful genetic elements/gene functions
  • Bioinformatics tools/algorithms

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Yunde Zhao
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  • Call for Papers --- Special Issue "Plant Photobiology and Biotechnology" in 2021

    This special issue seeks to publish fundamental discoveries in plant photobiology and light signaling-based biotechnology. We welcome submissions of both research and review articles in the areas of photosynthesis, plant photoreceptors, light signaling, photomorphogenesis, circadian clock, crosstalk between light and other signaling pathways, and crop improvement based on light signaling.

    Guest Editors: Prof. Haiyang Wang & Prof. Hongtao Liu

    Submission Deadline: December 15, 2020

  • Call for Papers --- Special Issue "Wheat Biotechnology" in 2021

    This special issue seeks submissions of research articles and review articles in both basic research of wheat and technological advancements in wheat breeding and research. We welcome research in areas of wheat genetic breeding, trait improvement by gene editing and molecular breeding, genetic resources, functional genomics, wheat diversity, wheat production systems-environment, wheat applications-functions, and other related areas.

    Guest Editor: Prof. Xiangdong Fu

    Submission Deadline:  December 2020

  • Call for Papers --- Special Issue "Metabolic engineering" in 2021

    In this special issue, we invite submissions of original research and review articles in all areas of metabolic engineering for either primary or specialized metabolites. We encourage submission of fundamental research in plant metabolic engineering and of new strategies/technologies that facilitate effectively engineering metabolite production. Papers describing synthetic biology or pathway engineering using heterologous systems are also welcome.

    Guest Editors: Prof. Li Li & Prof. Xiao-Ya Chen

    Submission Deadline: March 5, 2021

  • Call for Papers --- Special Issue "Soybean and legume biotechnology" in 2021

    This special issue seeks submissions of research articles and review articles in both basic research and technological advancements in soybean and other leguminous crops breeding. We welcome articles in areas of genetic engineering, trait improvement by gene editing, mutagenesis, and marker-assistant breeding, genetic resources and evolution, functional genomics, soybean production systems-environment, legume nodulation and nitrogen fixation, and other related areas.

    Guest Editors: Prof. Xuelu Wang, Prof. Fanjiang Kong and Prof. Yufeng Guan

    Submission Deadline: April 15, 2021

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