Insights in Phylogeography and Evolutionary Genetics of Plants

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 December 2024 | Viewed by 72

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Department of Biological Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan
Interests: plant genetics; population genetics; molecular evolution; phylogeography; conservation genetics
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Department of Biological Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung 80424, Taiwan
Interests: plant pathology; bioinformatics; mycology; conservation genetics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, titled “Insights in Phylogeography and Evolutionary Genetics of Plants”, explores the complex evolutionary histories and interrelationships among plant species through the lens of phylogeography. Phylogeography, the study of the historical processes that may be responsible for the contemporary geographic distributions of individuals, offers a framework for understanding evolutionary relationships by analyzing genetic variations within and among populations. It further sheds light on the geographic distribution of species over time, contributing to our understanding of how biological communities have formed and evolved.

With the advent of next-generation sequencing technologies and advances in genomic theory, the fields of phylogeography and evolutionary genetics have seen significant expansion. This Special Issue aims at highlighting cutting-edge research in these domains, with a particular focus on the evolution of plant phylogeography from primarily molecular investigations to a broader, more integrative approach. It also aims at exploring the advancements in biogeography spurred by genomic developments and at discussing the implications of phylogenetic and biogeographical evidence in the study of evolutionary genetics.

Submissions to this Special Issue should span a wide array of topics, from molecular evolution studies that clarify both micro- and macro-evolutionary processes and the evolutionary histories of species, to investigations into the role of biogeography in determining the distribution and adaptive strategies of plant species in response to climate change and environmental fragmentation. This Special Issue intends to serve as a platform for sharing innovative research that enhances our understanding of plant evolution, distribution, and conservation, all through the prism of phylogenetic and biogeographical evidence.

Prof. Dr. Yu-Chung Chiang
Dr. Ya-Zhu Ko
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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.


  • plant phylogeography
  • evolutionary genetics
  • phytogeography

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