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Plant Genomics will publish original, synthetic research that integrates information from new and/or existing genomes to address core topics of cross-cutting interest, including plant genome organization, evolution, function and/or manipulation.Read More
With more than 200 plant genomes now sequenced, the stage is set for gleaning rich new insight into plant evolutionary history, the mechanisms by which it has occurred, and its causes of and consequences for the botanical diversity that comprises the world’s dominant flora, providing ecosystem services fundamental to humanity including oxygen, food, fiber, fuel and medicines. From “Darwin’s abominable mystery” to the crop domestication that empowered human cultural evolution, the answers to a host of long-standing seminal questions in plant evolution may be imminent. Rapid and continuing improvements in cost-effectiveness have democratized plant genomics, empowering research into systems that are chosen for intrinsic interest rather than experimental facility.
Here, we invite original research that elucidates the fundamental nature of plant genes and genomes, using experimental and/or computational approaches, in higher plants as well as algae. While we are open to considering publication of new genomes, the primary goal here is synthetic research that integrates information from new and/or existing genomes to address core topics of cross-cutting interest (see below). The broad spectrum of genomic data now available provides a framework within which to integrate new findings, extending and enhancing knowledge, strengthening both understanding of principles and the ability to identify interesting exceptions.
We will also consider submissions that advance genetics and genomics technology as they pertain to understanding the fundamental nature of plant genes and genomes. Articles related specifically to engineering the plant genome can be directed to our specialty section "Genome Editing in Plants" within Frontiers in Gene Editing.
Appropriate topics to include:
Organization and evolution of genes and genomes
Nature of mutations and mutation process
Molecular evolution, phylogenomics, and evolutionary genetics
Genetic phenomena, epistasis, dominance relationships, and heterosis
Epigenetics and epigenomics
Chromatin organization, establishment, maintenance and modification
Chromosome organization, localization, behavior and dynamics
Mechanisms of DNA replication, repair, and recombination
Mechanisms of RNA processing, transport, localization, translation, and turnover
Nature and function of non-protein-coding RNAs.
Authors should be aware:
Single species focused gene family analyses will not be accepted.
Phylogenies based on only one or a few species without comprehensive analysis will not be accepted.
Gene family evolution studies should generally include robust selection analyses.
Single species gene expression and transcriptome studies should not be confined to species specific questions but provide broader insights into gene/protein function and/or biology of plants.
Quantitative analysis should meet widely-accepted standards for biological replicates in order to assess significance.
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Plant Genomics welcomes submissions of the following article types: Addendum, Brief Research Report, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Plant Genomics, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Plant Genomics will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Genetics.
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