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Special Issue "A New Decade in the Propagation of Horticultural and Medicinal Plants"
A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Propagation and Seeds".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2023 | Viewed by 6673
Special Issue Editors
Interests: biotechnology; plant cell; tissue and organ culture; somatic embryogenesis; arabinogalactan proteins; genes involved in secondary metabolism and metabolic engineering; nitrogen metabolism and plant glutamine synthetase; plant stress responses
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Interests: biotechnology; plant cell; tissue and organ culture; genes involved in somatic embryogenesis; arabinogalactan proteins; secondary metabolism and metabolic engeneering; nitrogen metabolism and plant glutamine synthetase
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Interests: biotechnology; genetic engeneering; in vitro propagation of plants; secondary metabolites
Special Issue Information
The propagation of horticultural plants implies preservation of elite genotypes with superior characteristics and the production of high-quality, virus-free and pathogen-free stock plants. Both requirements heavily rely on in vitro culture techniques, including micropropagation and the regeneration by organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis. In nurseries, clonal propagation of elite germplasm can be achieved by specialized organs, such as tubers, rhizomes, bulbs and bulbils, or simply by cuttings or stem separation methods. Medicinal plants, their cells or organs are also often propagated in vitro, in order to optimize and elicit the production of valuable secondary metabolites, sometimes using bioreactors. Since many medicinal species are rare or endangered, in vitro propagation can be a part of ex situ conservation efforts. Even though asexual reproduction prevails in horticulture, breeding programs and the production of seeds for sales or conservation and the propagation of certain species require optimization of seed germination conditions and dormancy breaking. One of the promising methods for the propagation of certain species are artificial seeds.
The aim of this Special Issue is to represent original papers and reviews on modern methods for both the sexual and clonal in vitro and ex vitro propagation of horticultural and medicinal plant species.
Dr. Milica Bogdanović
Dr. Ana Simonović
Dr. Branka Vinterhalter
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Horticulturae is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- artificial seeds
- meristem-tip culture
- propagation by specialized organs
- seed germination and dormancy
- somatic embryogenesis
- tissue culture