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Plant Biotechnology Reports

Plant Biotechnology Reports

Editor-in-Chief: Sang-Soo Kwak

ISSN: 1863-5466 (print version)
ISSN: 1863-5474 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11816

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“Plant Genome Editing” 

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The new techno-wave in CRISPR-based genome editing not only open a new era in plant precision breeding, but also make major impacts on the advanced development of basic sciences in plants. The CRISPR-based genome editing tools are becoming increasingly diversified and sophisticated, including discovery of various Cas enzymes and systems, such as more precise Cas enzymes, increases in genome accessibility by recognizing a simpler protospacer adjacent motif (PAM), invention of cytidine or adenine base editors, development of new base mutators, and improvement of homology-directed repair(HDR)-mediated genome editing technique. There are also tremendous methodologies to deliver gene editing tools into plants, which includes Agrobacterium-mediated transformation, polyethylenglycol–mediated protoplast transformation of DNA or ribonucleoprotein complexes, viral vector-based delivery, and particle bombardment. Moreover, new techique such as haploid inducer-mediated genome editing (HI-Edit) has recently shown a possibility to accelerate genome editing of recalcitrant varieties. Now, numerous labortories are working in the field of plant genome editing and making much progress in basic and applied sciences.
Therefore, it is an adequate time to make a special issue on “Plant Genome Editing”. This issue will offer a forum for bringing together investigators with different approaches not only in studying their development and application of molecular scissors for crop development, but also in using of genome editing in plants as basic research tools. We encourage scientists to contribute original research papers and reviews dedicated to diverse subjects for plant genome editing.
Interests: Genome editing, Molecular scissors, CRISPR-Cas, TALEN, ZFN, Precision breeding, New plant breeding techniques, Homology-directed repair, Targeted mutagenesis, Gene targeting, Basic researches or agricultural applications with molecular scissors, Practical issues related to plant genome editing, Introduction of web tools for plant genome editing, Regulations and deregulations of genome-edited crops.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July, 2019
Target date for printed issue to be published: October 2019
*All articles will be published Online First immediately after acceptance (with a footnote identifying the paper as a contribution to the special issue)
Special Issue Editors (Guest Editors):
Prof. Jae-Yean Kim
Division of Life Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, 501 Jinju-Daero, Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do 52828, Korea (kimjy@gnu.ac.kr; +82 55-772-1361)
Prof. Jeong-Il Kim
Department of Biotechnology and Kumho Life Science Laboratory, Chonnam National University, 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 61186, Korea (kimji@jnu.ac.kr; +82-62-530-2189)

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    Plant Biotechnology Reports publishes original, peer-reviewed articles dealing with all aspects of fundamental and applied research in the field of plant biotechnology, which includes molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell and tissue culture, production of secondary metabolites, metabolic engineering, genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Plant Biotechnology Reports emphasizes studies on plants indigenous to the Asia-Pacific region and studies related to commercialization of plant biotechnology. Plant Biotechnology Reports does not exclude studies on lower plants including algae and cyanobacteria if studies are carried out within the aspects described above.

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