Special Issue "In Vitro Propagation and Cryopreservation of Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2024 | Viewed by 1033
Interests: biodiversity conservation; cryopreservation; plant biotechnology
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Call upon the importance of plant biodiversity for humankind and their threatening level. Cryopreservation, the storing of biological samples in liquid nitrogen (LN), can offer valuable options for non-orthodox seeds, vegetatively propagated species, and cell cultures. In vitro propagation is also helpful for preparing plant materials for cryopreservation, especially threatened wild species. Moreover, as is common sense among cryobiologists, the success of cryopreservation depends on the vigor of plant materials provided by the in vitro culture and the regrowth protocol. In the era of cryobanking germplasm collections of food and agriculture, we still need to develop cryo-biotechnology through principle studies, systematic approaches, and practical applications. Since cryopreservation is a multidisciplinary process, approaches for tuning the whole process or focusing on specific stages, i.e., plant material preparation, pre-LN, cooling/rewarming and unloading, post-LN regrowth, etc., are welcome. This Special Issue of Plants will highlight all aspects of in vitro propagation and cryopreservation technologies to solve plant conservation problems.
Prof. Dr. Haeng-hoon Kim
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. Plants 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 2700 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.
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- in vitro culture
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