Stellenbosch, South Africa
Specialty Chief Editor
Plant Biotechnology publishes significant findings and major advances in all branches of plant biotechnology, providing a single platform for articles that address the attempts of modern technologies to satisfy increasing demands for crop production and to extend the exploitability of plants to include other sustainable uses. Topics covered by this section include, but are not limited to:
· Engineering of crops for improvement of agronomic traits in any field related to making the production of crops more sustainable, increasing plant yield, plant adaptation to environmental stresses, disease resistance or crop nutritional value
· Engineering of non-crop model systems resulting in increased yield (biomass, seed production)
· Engineering of terrestrial, aquatic or marine plant systems (including industrial crops and natural systems) for production of biofuels and other biomaterials with industrial applications
· Engineering of plant systems for application in phytoremediation and development of environmental sensors
· Field-testing and commercialization of modified plants
· Safety and regulatory affairs
The section expects that most submissions involve either the production or analysis of plants that have been genetically altered. Manuscripts analyzing gene function, characterizing germplasm and landraces, presenting functional and molecular genomics approaches are taken into consideration only if they lead to agronomic traits improvement. Studies presenting production of non-plant proteins or peptides in plants or algae must include experimental evidence that the recombinant product is functional. Papers describing the development of transformation systems, plant tissue culture, and regeneration studies do not fall within the scope of this section.
Please consider the quality and content requirements for experimental studies as listed below
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Plant Biotechnology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Brief Research Report, Correction, Editorial, Hypothesis & Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review, Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Plant Biotechnology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
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