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Special Issue "Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Plant Cell Division, Differentiation"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Plant Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 109

Special Issue Editor

Section of Botany, Department of Biology, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: cell division plane orientation; cell morphogenesis; fluorescence microscopy; microtubule dynamics; mitogen activated protein kinases; mitotic spindle; phragmoplast; plant cytoskeleton
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plant cell division and differentiation are fascinating aspects of plant developmental biology. Plants' growth, development, and reproduction are the result of processes operating at the cellular scale, namely the production of new cells through the processes of cell division, together with cell growth, and the differentiation of cells to generate the specialized cell types that comprise tissues and organs. Cell division and differentiation and its control are thus central to understanding most aspects of plant development. How the diversity of cell types arises in appropriate places is one of the most fascinating and attractive research areas of plant biology.

During the past several decades, due to the development of new molecular techniques and tools, advances in optical microscopy, and availability of whole genome information and mutants in the model plant Arabidopsis and other plants, great advances have been made in understanding the mechanisms of cell division and differentiation in plants. However, the details of signaling cassettes responsible for cell fate determination remain largely unknown.

This Special Issue aims to present the current understanding of the control, role, and relevance of all aspects of plant cell division and cell differentiation control. We welcome submissions that present new insights into any aspect of cell division or cell cycle regulation in plants, based either on the review of recent advances or on original research. In addition, manuscripts presenting new technologies for the study of cell division in plants will also be considered.

Dr. George Komis
Guest Editor

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  • plant cell division
  • plant cell growth and differentiation
  • plant development
  • cell division plane orientation
  • cell morphogenesis

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