Molecular Mechanism Regulating Pre-Harvest Sprouting in Crops

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Molecular Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 December 2023) | Viewed by 244

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State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology and Breeding, China National Rice Research Institute, Hangzhou 311400, China
Interests: seed developmental biology; seed dormancy; germination; phytohormone; molecular mechanism
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State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology and Breeding, China National Rice Research Institute, Hangzhou 311400, China
Interests: rice (Oryza sativa L.); developmental biology; plant genetics; molecular biology
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State Key Laboratory of Rice Biology and Breeding, China National Rice Research Institute, Hangzhou 311400, China
Interests: rice (Oryza sativa L.); quantitative trait locus; seed development; grain weight
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pre-harvest sprouting (PHS) accelerates the consumption of stored substances in the endosperm, causes crop yield reduction, reduces food quality, limits storage time, and restricts seed production quality. In the past decades, crop breeders generally selected genetic materials with low dormancy levels, significantly losing PHS tolerance genes. Due to global warming and an abnormal climate, in recdnt years PHS has become a vital production problem restricting crop industry development. Therefore, mining the essential genes regulating PHS and cultivating new rice varieties with PHS tolerance are fundamental to solving this productivity problem.

The goal of this Special Issue, “Molecular Mechanism regulating Pre-harvest sprouting in crop” in Plants, is to present an overview of the latest fundamental discoveries in the field of PHS regulation, as well as the potential utilization of biotechnologies in PHS improvement. We welcome all types of submissions, including original research, reviews, and methodologies in this field, including (but not limited to) research covering:

  • Signaling pathways regulating pre-harvest sprouting;
  • Cell morphology involved in regulating PHS;
  • Interaction of phytohormones and other factors in PHS;
  • Novel metabolites to manage PHS.

Dr. Yifeng Wang
Dr. Jie Huang
Dr. Jian Zhang
Prof. Dr. Jiezheng Ying
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • germplasm resources
  • molecular mechanism
  • pre-harvest sprouting
  • seed germination
  • genetic improvement
  • crop

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