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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 - Editorial Board


Marcus A. Koch

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Research group of Biodiversity and Plant Systematics, Centre for Organismal Studies Heidelberg (COS Heidelberg), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Expertise: Plant evolution, systematics, taxonomy, phylogenetics, biodiversity and conservation.

Martin A. Lysak

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Research group Plant Cytogenomics, Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Expertise: Plant genome and karyotype evolution, chromosomes, plant cytogenetics, cytogenomics and paleogenomics.

Karol Marhold

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Department of Vascular Plants Taxonomy, Plant Science and Biodiversity Centre, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia
Expertise: Plant systematics, molecular phylogenetics, morphometrics, karyology, taxonomy and nomenclature.

Managing Editors 

Barbora Šingliarová & Katarína Skokanová

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Department of Vascular Plants Taxonomy, Plant Science and Biodiversity Centre, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia

Associate Editors 

Ales Kovarik

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Department of Molecular Epigenetics, Institute of Biophysics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
Expertise: Evolution of polyploid genomes, structure and expression of ribosomal RNA genes, organisation of satellite DNA repeats.

Alexander N. Sennikov

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Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki, Finland
Expertise: Ecology, evolutionary biology, plant taxonomy, plant geography, botanical nomenclature, mapping, databasing.

Alexandra Nora Muellner-Riehl

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Department of Molecular Evolution and Plant Systematics & Herbarium (LZ), Institute of Biology, Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany
Expertise: Plant systematics, phylogenetics, and historical biogeography

Andreas Tribsch

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Research group of Molecular Phylogenetics & Molecular Ecology, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Expertise: Plant systematics, phylogeny, biogeography, floristics and taxonomy of mountain and arctic-alpine plants, conservation genetics, molecular ecology, species and genetic diversity.

Christian Parisod

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Institute of Plant Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Expertise: Alpine botany, phylogeography, evolutionary ecology, genome evolution, polyploidy, hybridization, landscape genetics, local adaptation and population genetics.

Christoph Oberprieler

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Evolutionary and Systematic Botany Group, Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
Expertise: Plant systematics, evolution of polyploid complexes, hybridization, morphology, micromorphology, phytochemistry, biogeography, phylogeography, phyloecology, phylogeny and taxonomy.

Daniel C. Thomas

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Research and Conservation Department, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore, Singapore
Expertise: Phylogenetics and historical biogeography of Southeast Asian tropical plants.

Eric Schranz

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Plant Sciences Group, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Expertise: Comparative and evolutionary genomics and phylogenetics, importance of genome duplications in trait evolution and plant radiations.

Ferhat Celep

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Department of Biology, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Expertise: Plant systematics, morphology, anatomy, micro-morphology, molecular phylogeny pollination and reproductive biology.

Frank R. Blattner

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Research Group of Experimental Taxonomy, Department of Genebank, Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany
Expertise: Taxonomy, phylogeography, population genetics and evolutionary biology of crops and their wild relatives.

Hans de Jong

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Laboratory of Genetics, Plant Sciences Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Expertise: Application of cytogenetics for plant breeding, fundamental research of meiosis genes of plants and fungi

Hanna Weiss-Schneeweiss

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Department of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Expertise: Genome evolution, molecular cytogenetics and molecular phylogenetics, chromosome structure, repetitive DNA sequence evolution, transposable elements, polyploidy.

Hiroshi Kudoh

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Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Expertise: Molecular ecology, epigenetics, adaptation and diversification of plants.

James H. Leebens-Mack

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Department of Plant Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, United States
Expertise: Phylogenomics, phylogenetics, systematics, comparative genomics, genome evolution, evolution of reproductive characters in flowering plants and plant-pollinator coevolution.

Jörg Fuchs

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Chromosome Structure and Function Laboratory, Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Gatersleben, Germany
Expertise: Karyotype and genome size evolution, chromosomal structure, nuclear architecture, molecular cytogenetics, flow cytometry, epigenetics.

Jürg Schönenberger

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Division for Structural and Functional Botany, Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Expertise: Floral evolution, floral development, floral structure, fossil flowers, pollination biology and angiosperms systematics.

Kester Bull-Hereñu

Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Fundación Flores, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Expertise: Floral morphology, anatomy, development and evolution

Livia Wanntorp

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Department of Botany, Swedish Museum of Natural History
Expertise: Biogeography, molecular phylogenetics, flower morphology and development, pollination mechanisms and syndromes.

Louis P. Ronse De Craene

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Expertise: Macrosystematics of angiosperms, floral morphology, anatomy, development and evolution of flowers.

Michael Hesse

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Department of Structural and Functional Botany, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Expertise: Palynology, sexual reproduction, anther tapetum, pollen and spore development.

Michal Ronikier

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Molecular Biogeography Group, Władysław Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow, Poland
Expertise: Alpine and arctic plant species, phylogeography, molecular systematics and conservation genetics.

Mike Thiv

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Botany Department, Natural History Museum Stuttgart, Germany
Expertise: Evolution, phylogenetics, conservation and taxonomy of plants.

Miroslav Kolařík

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Laboratory of fungal genetics and metabolism, Institute of Microbiology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Praha, Czech Republic
Expertise: Ecology, diversity, taxonomy (classical and molecular approaches) and secondary metabolites of insect associated, clinical, soil and wood endophytic fungi.

Pablo Vargas

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Plant Evolutionary Biology, Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Expertise: Systematics, evolution of angiosperms, phylogeography, evolution in islands, colonization of plants, conservation and evolutionary biology.

Peter K. Endress

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Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Expertise: Macrosystematics of angiosperms, morphology, anatomy, systematic embryology, development and evolution of flowers.

Ricarda Riina

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Biodiversity and Conservation, Real Jardín Botánico (CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Expertise: Plant systematics, molecular phylogenetics, morphological evolution, biogeography, biodiversity and conservation.

Stephen W. Peterson

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Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Peoria, IL, United States
Expertise: Fungal systematics and taxonomy, molecular phylogenetics, taxonomy and phylogeny of Aspergillus, Penicillium and Talaromyces.

Terry Hedderson

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Expertise: Bryophyte Taxonomy and Systematics, Molecular Systematics,Phylogenetics and Phylogeography

Walter Durka

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Department Community Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) Halle, Germany
Expertise: Molecular ecology of plants and animals, conservation genetics, landscape genetics, invasion genetics of neophytic species, species and genetic diversity.

Yannick M. Staedler

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Division for Structural and Functional Botany, Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Expertise: Evolution of flowers: diversity and function.

Yunpeng Zhao

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College of Life Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Chine
Expertise: Phylogenetics, population genetics of Asian plants, biogeography of eastern Asian-North American disjunction.

Yvonne Němcová

Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Expertise: Phycology, Phylogenetics, Freshwater and Phytoplankton Ecology, Algal Community Structure and Diversity, Geometric Morphometrics

Z. Wilhelm de Beer

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Department of Microbiology and Plant Pathology, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
Expertise: Taxonomy, phylogenetics, population genetics, mating and diagnostics of fungal plant and human pathogens, fungus-insect symbioses and fungal ecology.

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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.

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