Special Issue "Developmental Genetics and Cell Regulation of Plant Roots"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Genotype Evaluation and Breeding".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2024 | Viewed by 81

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Sian Liu
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Guest Editor
College of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China
Interests: miRNA; lncRNA; adventitious root formation; secondary metabolite biosynthesis
College of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China
Interests: rhizosphere; soil microbes; soil microbial diversity; environmental microbiology; plant diseases interact with rhizosphere microorganisms
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plant roots play a crucial role in plant growth, nutrient uptake, stress responses, and overall plant productivity. They serve as the primary means for plants to anchor themselves in the soil and support the aerial portions of the plant. In addition, roots act as the primary organ for nutrient and water uptake from the soil, thereby ensuring the plant's survival and growth. Understanding the intricate genetic and cellular mechanisms underlying root development holds immense potential for improving crop yields and enhancing plant adaptability to changing environmental conditions.

The Special Issue seeks to cover a wide range of research encompassing molecular genetics, cell biology, and developmental biology aspects related to plant root systems. The following topics are included but not limited to:

  • Molecular mechanisms underlying root development and patterning.
  • Genetic regulation of root architecture, growth, and elongation.
  • Root stem cells and cell fate determination.
  • Hormonal regulation and signaling pathways impacting root development.
  • Epigenetic control of root development.
  • Interactions between roots and beneficial microbes.
  • Nutrient and water uptake mechanisms in roots.
  • Environmental signaling and stress responses in root development.

Dr. Sian Liu
Dr. Yingdan Yuan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • root plastic development
  • adventitious root formation
  • lateral root formation
  • phytohormone
  • environmental stress

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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