The Genetic Architecture of Bamboo Growth and Development

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 1128

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Co-Innovation Center for Sustainable Forestry in Southern China, Bamboo Research Institute, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China
Interests: bamboo; bamboo breeding; bamboo tissue culture

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Co-Innovation Center for Sustainable Forestry in Southern China, Bamboo Research Institute, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China
Interests: bamboo growth and development; genetic diversity; RNA and DNA modification; transposons

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Co-Innovation Center for Sustainable Forestry in Southern China, Bamboo Research Institute, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China
Interests: bamboo growth and development; tissue culture; genetic transformation; transcriptomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bamboo has immense ecological, economic, and cultural importance worldwide. It is a versatile and rapidly renewable resource with numerous applications, including construction, furniture, papermaking and environmental remediation. In addition, bamboo plays an important role in mitigating climate change by sequestering carbon and conserving soil. Therefore, research on the genetic basis of bamboo growth and development is of paramount importance for the sustainable management and utilization of bamboo. The proposed Special Issue aims to bring together a diverse collection of research articles that address the genetic architecture of bamboo, focusing on various aspects such as shoot development, rhizome growth, flowering patterns, stress tolerance, and resistance to pests and diseases. By uncovering the molecular mechanisms that control these traits, we can gain valuable insights into the unique growth patterns of bamboo and optimize its productivity and quality. To ensure a comprehensive coverage of the topic, we invite researchers, academics and industry experts from around the world to contribute their original work, reviews, and perspectives. This Special Issue serves as a platform for sharing the latest findings, novel methodologies and theoretical frameworks related to the genetic regulation of bamboo growth and development.

Possible topics for this Special Issue include:

  • Genetic regulation of shoot and culm development in bamboo species
  • Molecular basis of bamboo rhizome growth and clonal propagation
  • Identification and characterization of key regulatory pathways in bamboo growth
  • Understanding flowering behaviour and reproductive biology of bamboo
  • Genetic diversity and population genetics studies in bamboo species
  • Genetic improvement of bamboo to enhance productivity and quality traits
  • Molecular mechanisms underlying bamboo response to abiotic and biotic stresses
  • Advances in bamboo genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics
  • Biotechnological applications for bamboo improvement and propagation
  • Sustainable management strategies for bamboo genetic resources

We believe that this Special Issue will make an important contribution to the existing body of knowledge on bamboo genetics and will be a valuable resource for researchers, policy makers and bamboo industry professionals. By fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge sharing, we can accelerate the development of innovative strategies for the sustainable cultivation, conservation and utilization of bamboo. We are also excited about the possibility of a collaboration between conferences in the field of plant sciences and the journal Plants. This collaboration would further promote the dissemination of research results and facilitate networking among experts in the field.

Dr. Yulong Ding
Dr. Muthusamy Ramakrishnan
Dr. Zishan Ahmad
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • bamboo species
  • bamboo growth
  • bamboo improvement
  • bamboo propagation
  • bamboo genetic resources

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Culm Morphological Analysis in Moso Bamboo Reveals the Negative Regulation of Internode Diameter and Thickness by Monthly Precipitation
by Qianwen Zhang, Xue Chu, Zhipeng Gao, Yulong Ding, Feng Que, Zishan Ahmad, Fen Yu, Muthusamy Ramakrishnan and Qiang Wei
Plants 2024, 13(11), 1484; https://doi.org/10.3390/plants13111484 - 28 May 2024
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The neglect of Moso bamboo’s phenotype variations hinders its broader utilization, despite its high economic value globally. Thus, this study investigated the morphological variations of 16 Moso bamboo populations. The analysis revealed the culm heights ranging from 9.67 m to 17.5 m, with [...] Read more.
The neglect of Moso bamboo’s phenotype variations hinders its broader utilization, despite its high economic value globally. Thus, this study investigated the morphological variations of 16 Moso bamboo populations. The analysis revealed the culm heights ranging from 9.67 m to 17.5 m, with average heights under the first branch ranging from 4.91 m to 7.67 m. The total internode numbers under the first branch varied from 17 to 36, with internode lengths spanning 2.9 cm to 46.4 cm, diameters ranging from 5.10 cm to 17.2 cm, and wall thicknesses from 3.20 mm to 33.3 mm, indicating distinct attributes among the populations. Furthermore, strong positive correlations were observed between the internode diameter, thickness, length, and volume. The coefficient of variation of height under the first branch showed strong positive correlations with several parameters, indicating variability in their contribution to the total culm height. A regression analysis revealed patterns of covariation among the culm parameters, highlighting their influence on the culm height and structural characteristics. Both the diameter and thickness significantly contribute to the internode volume and culm height, and the culm parameters tend to either increase or decrease together, influencing the culm height. Moreover, this study also identified a significant negative correlation between monthly precipitation and the internode diameter and thickness, especially during December and January, impacting the primary thickening growth and, consequently, the internode size. Full article
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