Recent Advances in Plant RNA Biology

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 131

Special Issue Editors

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Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
Interests: plant RNA; mRNA; RNA structure; RNA stability

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CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai, China
Interests: plant RNA; nucleic acids chemistry and structure; computational biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over 60 years ago, the central dogma of molecular biology introduced mRNA as a temporary messenger responsible for carrying information to ribosomes for protein synthesis. While the central dogma remains a foundational principle, our contemporary understanding now embraces broader concepts, including RNA-to-DNA reverse transcription, the regulatory roles of noncoding RNAs, and the influence of epigenetic and epitranscriptome modifications. The increasing discoveries of RNA-based regulatory mechanisms have not only enriched the central dogma but have also revealed the crucial value of these mechanisms for plants and crop yield. This Special Issue, "Recent Advances in Plant RNA Biology", presents pioneering studies in RNA research within plant systems, exploring the varied roles of RNA in plant biology. This collection delves into the intricate mechanisms governing RNA-based regulatory networks, shedding light on their impact on gene expression, signaling pathways, and their implications for plant growth, adaptation, and responses to environmental changes. Furthermore, the issue explores practical applications of RNA technologies, aiming to enhance crop yield in challenging environmental conditions and manipulate gene expression to advance agricultural objectives.

Dr. Yueying Zhang
Dr. Xiaofei Yang
Prof. Dr. Ming Chen
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • non-coding RNA
  • alternative splicing
  • plant development
  • stress response
  • RNA-based regulation
  • RNA structure
  • RNA dynamics

Published Papers

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