Advancements in Plant Genetics and Genome Characterization

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 206

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Department of Life Sciences, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 705-717, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea
Interests: plant genetics; plant genome characterization; chloroplast genome; mitochondrial genome; phylogenomic analysis; next generation sequencing, transcriptomics
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Department of Life Sciences, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 705-717, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea
Interests: plant genetics; ecology and evolution; PCR; genotyping; DNA sequencing; biodiversity; systematics, next-generation sequencing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Our planet, Earth, is intrinsically plant-oriented, and the significance of plants cannot be overstated. They enrich Earth's biodiversity and serve as the bedrock of all life forms. Within the realm of plant biology, the exploration of molecular diversity within plant groups is a vibrant area of research. Particularly, the intricate cellular processes occurring within plant organelles - chloroplasts, mitochondria, and the nucleus - are paramount to plant life. These organelles, believed to have originated from ancestral bacteria billions of years ago, operate as enigmatic cellular compartments, orchestrating complex biochemical and molecular functions vital for plant survival.

With the advent of next-generation sequencing technologies, thousands of organellar genomes have been meticulously characterized. This extensive analysis has unraveled the intricacies of plant genome structures, revealed structural variations, and shed light on the evolutionary forces at play, adapting plants to their ever-changing environments. Furthermore, it has raised compelling questions about the interplay between organellar and nuclear genomes when structural changes occur in the former.

In light of these developments, this special issue explores the multifaceted landscape of chloroplast and mitochondrial genome complexity. We invite contributions encompassing various topics, including genome rearrangements, comparative genome analysis, intracellular gene transfer, cytoplasmic male sterility, Phylogenomics, and molecular evolution. These studies promise to deepen our understanding of plant genetics and the intricate characterization of organellar genomes.

We welcome both experimental and bioinformatic analyses of plant organellar genomes. This research topic spans reviews and original research articles, delving into the structural intricacies, comparative and evolutionary facets, variations within and among populations, functional aspects, phylogenomic insights, and other relevant subjects related to plant organelles, utilizing next-generation sequencing data.

Join us in this exploration of plant genetics and the fascinating world of organellar genomes, as we embark on a journey to unravel the complexities that underpin Earth's green tapestry.

Prof. Dr. Gurusamy Raman
Prof. Dr. Seon-Joo Park
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Manuscript Submission Information

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  • plant phylogenomics
  • chloroplast genome
  • mitochondrial genome
  • nuclear genome
  • intracellular gene transfer
  • genome characterization
  • structural analysis
  • next-generation sequencing
  • multi-omics study
  • ecology and evolution
  • biodiversity
  • bioinformatic analysis

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