The world's most-cited Plant Sciences journal
Plant Development and EvoDevo publishes significant findings and major advances across the entire field of plant development, which broadly encompasses studies on initiation, growth, and morphogenesis of plant organs and tissues in all land plant clades, including non-models, model systems, and crop species. The section welcomes studies that help tie together organismal form and function via cell biology, genetics, and evolutionary biology, as well as morphometrics, computer-modeling, and all areas of omics and systems biology, to determine how structure is generated. Topics covered by the section include but are not limited to:
· Initiation, growth, and morphogenesis of plant organs and tissues
· Hormonal regulation of developmental processes
· Evolution of developmental mechanisms
· Plant reproduction, from flowering induction to fruit development, apomixis, gametogenesis, fertilization mechanisms
· Seed biology as it relates to seed development
· Novel genetic methods, tools, and resources pushing forward the study of plant development
· Analytical articles, including computational meta-analysis of existing data sets or modelling of developmental processes
· Informatic and computational analyses of genes and genomes that shed light on plant developmental processes and address clear hypotheses relating to developmental processes
Studies that attempt to unravel developmental mechanisms or that put development in the context of plant function and evolution are especially welcome. Purely descriptive or derivative studies that do not address a clear developmental hypothesis or only provide incremental advancement of knowledge (e.g. studies describing morphological structures with no clear framework of underlying developmental principles, pure transcriptomic studies that do not provide an advance in our knowledge of plant development) do not fall within the scope of the section. Papers describing fossil specimens are not considered for review.
Please consider the requirements for experimental studies as listed below
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Plant Development and EvoDevo welcomes submissions of the following article types: Correction, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective and Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Plant Development and EvoDevo, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Plant Development and EvoDevo 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 Plant Science.
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