Special Issue "Investigate the Genome and Functional Variation/Mechanism of Plant Organelles on Individual and Population Levels"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 6710
Interests: plant organelle; organelle genome variation; organelle genome mutation; organelle genome recombination; pan-organelle genome; method to assemble the organelle genome
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Special Issue in Genes: Advances in Evolution of Plant Organelle Genome (Volume II)
Plants contain two organelles, including the mitochondrion and the chloroplast, retaining their own genomes that have originated independently from nuclear genomes and are thought to be residual genomes from ancient eubacteria. Those two organelles play an essential role in plant cell energy and other important metabolism, crossing the whole plant life. With the fast development of sequencing technologies and decreasing the cost, the complete genomes from thousands of species have been decoded in recent decades. Those independent organelle genomes have also been finished at the same time; however, they are in an uneven state for mitochondrion and chloroplast. How to fill the gap between those organelles is still a challenge caused by the complex structural variations. What kinds of different evolutionary forces are underlying those? Additionally, how can we decode those variations? How large a scale of the variations exist among the diversified plant species? There are so many interesting questions that are waiting to be studied deeply.
In this specific Organelle Research Special Issue, we want to call for papers on the evolutionary and functional variation of plant organelle genome, including the chloroplast and mitochondria. The topic can extend into the method of organelle genome assemblies (including the methods about annotation, visualization, structural variation); genome variations (on gene function, RNA editing, horizontal gene transfer, and organelle databases); genome applications (on organelle-based phylogenetics, population genomics, and pan-organelle genome); and genome editing on organelle genome. Reviews on each research point of the above are also invited, and about the computational methods are also encouraged. Studies including the genomic dry data and experimental wet lab data on organelle genome are all welcomed. Since IJMS is a journal of molecular science, thus pure bioinformatics analysis will not be suitable for our journal. You can add some molecular experiments to it.
If you are interested in contributing, please let us know as soon as possible. We are looking forward to your reply and certainly hope for appositive answer.
Dr. Zhiqiang Wu
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- organelle genome
- organelle databases
- organelle genome phylogeny
- organelle population genomics
- organelle RNA editing
- pan-organelle genome
- cyto-nuclear interactions
- organelle methodologies
- organelle genome assembly, visualization and structural variation