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Plant Reproduction

Plant Reproduction

Editor-in-Chief: Dolf Weijers

ISSN: 2194-7953 (print version)
ISSN: 2194-7961 (electronic version)

Journal no. 497

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Cellular Omics Methods in Plant Reproduction Research

Plant Reproduction is planning a new Special Issue: 

The past decade has seen a revolution in the development of technologies to study whole genomes, transcriptomes, epigenomes, proteomes and metabolomes at continuously increasing resolution and sensitivity. As a consequence, developmental and reproductive processes can now often be described at near-cellular resolution. This is giving unprecedented insight into how processes are regulated and vary between cells and stages. For this Special Issue, we invite submissions of Methods papers that describe the use of “omics” technologies at cellular or near-cellular resolution in the context of Plant Reproduction research. We envisage a widely useful collection of papers that will help to catalyze the widespread use of such methods, and advance the exciting fields in Plant Reproduction research.
Contributions can be submitted in a relatively free format. We welcome Methods papers that describe the development or adaptation of a method for Plant Reproduction research, as well as results and insights obtained with the method. If appropriate, we also encourage the submission of Protocol papers, that have a stronger emphasis on the detailed implementation of an established, recently developed method. Any combination of these two types is also welcome. Manuscript length and general formatting guidelines are according to the Original Article type for this journal, and can be found in the Instructions to Authors https://www.springer.com/life+sciences/cell+biology/journal/497?detailsPage=pltci_1060755.
Deadline for submissions is September 30th 2018, special issue editors are Thomas Dresselhaus (Regensburg, Germany) and Dolf Weijers (Wageningen, the Netherlands). Articles will be published online upon acceptance in the Topic Collection “Cellular Omics Methods in Plant Reproduction Research”, and it is planned to publish a compiled issue in March 2019.

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    Plant Reproduction (formerly known as Sexual Plant Reproduction) is a journal devoted to publishing high-quality research in the field of reproductive processes in plants. Article formats include original research papers, expert reviews, methods reports and opinion papers. Articles are selected based on significance for the field of plant reproduction, spanning from the induction of flowering to fruit development. Topics include but are not limited to:

    - Floral induction & flower organ development
    - Meiosis
    - Male & female gametogenesis
    - Pollen tube growth and guidance
    - Self-incompatibility
    - Fertilization mechanisms
    - Apomixis
    - Embryogenesis
    - Seed biology
    - Fruit development
    - Epigenetics & imprinting
    - Quantitative analysis of reproduction
    - Modelling of reproductive mechanisms
    - Evolution of reproductive systems & speciation
    - Biotechnological applications in reproduction

    Studies in model organisms where mechanisms of reproduction can be supported by genetic or biochemical evidence are strongly encouraged.

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