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Plant Systematics and Evolution

Plant Systematics and Evolution

Editors-in-Chief: M. Koch; M.A. Lysak; K. Marhold

ISSN: 0378-2697 (print version)
ISSN: 2199-6881 (electronic version)

Journal no. 606

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Plant Systematics and Evolution Virtual Issues are online collections bundling together previously published articles on various thematic areas. We hope you enjoy our collections and thank all of our authors for contributing to PSE!

Virtual Issue 

Polyploid evolution

Polyploidy or whole-genome duplication is recognized as being present in almost all lineages of higher plants and is considered a major driving force of plant evolution. This Virtual Issue assembles several papers focusing on different aspects of polyploidy that have been recently published in PSE.

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Plant Reproduction

The evolution of floral parts and their functioning in breeding systems directly determine the success of plants. The intent of this Virtual Issue is to bring together recent studies published in PSE that enhance our understanding of the diversity in flowering plant reproductive traits and patterns as well as its systematic importance.

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Studies on Fungi

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One of the aims of the Plant Systematics and Evolution is to increase both the authorship and readership of the journal from mycological scientific community. This Virtual Issue brings together papers with fungi as a common theme published in our journal over the last years. We hope that the below articles will be of interest to mycologist and other researchers working in this area and encourage them to publish their work in Plant Systematics and Evolution.

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Studies on orchids: Orchids – fascinating diversity

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With this Virtual issue, we would like to bring attention to a number of recent contributions on Orchidaceae, one of the largest families of flowering plants, published in Plant Systematics and Evolution. We hope that selected articles will be of interest to researchers working in this area and encourage them to publish further studies on evolution, classification and/or reproduction of orchids in Plant Systematics and Evolution.

Special Issue 

Polyploidy in Deep and Shallow Evolutionary Times

Guest Editors: A. Kovarik, V. Bessendorfer, M. Plohl
Published in October 2017, Vol. 303, Issue 8

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    Plant Systematics and Evolution is an international journal dedicated to publication of peer-reviewed original papers and reviews on plant systematics in the broadest sense. The journal aims to bridge the specific subject areas in plant systematics and evolution, encompassing evolutionary, phylogenetic, genomic and biogeographical studies at the population and higher taxonomic levels. Taxonomic emphasis is on all land plant groups in a wide sense, including fungi and lichens.

    Fields of interest:

    ·         plant systematics and taxonomy
    ·         plant evolution
    ·         biodiversity
    ·         genetics
    ·         genome evolution
    ·         comparative and evolutionary genomics
    ·         genome sequencing
    ·         bioinformatics
    ·         population genetics
    ·         reproductive biology
    ·         ecology
    ·         biogeography
    ·         palaeobotany
    ·         ultrastructure
    ·         cytology
    ·         anatomy
    ·         palynology
    ·         and plant development.

    Plant Systematics and Evolution publishes original articles, review articles, invited review articles, new methods and resources, short communications, and special thematic issues. The journal does not levy page charges and provides free color in print.

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