Special Issue "Non-Coding RNA and Their Regulatory Roles in Plant"
A special issue of Non-Coding RNA (ISSN 2311-553X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2024 | Viewed by 1613
Interests: ncRNAs in human diseases; gene regulation; biomarker; therapy; anticancer phytochemicals; plant microRNA; nanotechnology
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Regulatory non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), which can be short or long ncRNAs (lncRNAs), control a wide range of biological processes in plants. ncRNAs have a variety of forms, including microRNAs (miRNAs), small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), lncRNAs, circular RNAs (circRNAs), and derived ncRNAs, depending on their mode of biogenesis and function. Through interactions with homologous sequences, ncRNAs function as riboregulators to control plants’ development, growth, and stress response signaling. Insights into the roles of non-coding RNAs in plant biology might be of great importance to understand the regulatory pathways used in different plant processes and the development of genetically modified improved crop varieties via ncRNA manipulation.
For this Special Issue, the goal is to solicit submission of any articles to understand the regulatory roles of plant non-coding RNAs and their applications for crop improvement. The subtopics are as follows:
- The identification and functional characterization of microRNA, lncRNAs, and other ncRNAs in plant.
- ncRNA-based transgenic and biotechnology.
- CRISPR-based editing of plant ncRNAs.
- Computational tools for the functional analysis of plant ncRNAs.
- Plant ncRNA databases.
- Understanding the mechanistic roles of ncRNAs in plants’ stress response signaling.
- Novel techniques, methods, and ideas for analyzing plant ncRNAs.
- High-throughput sequencing-based analysis of plant ncRNAs.
Prof. Dr. Sujay Paul
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Non-Coding RNA is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1600 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.
- growth and development
- stress response signaling
- gene regulation