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Technical Advances in Plant Science focuses on the development of new techniques and technologies that allow previously intractable questions to be addressed. The section aims to accelerate the pace of discovery through publication of new methods, techniques and protocols that advance our ability to study and understand the biology of plants of any type (unicellular or multicellular), at levels ranging from molecules to whole organisms. Topics covered by this section include, but are not limited to:
· Methods for system-level measurements, including genomics, proteomics, metabolomics
· High-throughput screening
· Methods for nucleic acid manipulation, amplification and sequencing
· Tools for the analysis and manipulation of gene expression, including epigenetics, gene targeting, transduction, RNA interference
· Chemical biology techniques, including chemical labeling, biosynthesis of probes, inducers, modulators and ligands and chemical screenings
· Microscopy and non-optical imaging techniques, including probe design and labeling methods, spectroscopy and in vivo imaging
· Methods for physiological and morphological analyses
· Protocols for plant transformation, if significant improvements over existing methods are clearly demonstrated
· Computational and bioinformatics approaches for analyzing and/or integrating large-scale datasets
· Methods for integrating mathematical, statistical, and/or computational models to decipher plant function and growth at any level
· Adaptation of existing methods to plant systems
· Improvements to existing methods that significantly increase their utility and/or robustness
· Instrumentation development
The main criteria for publication are proof-of-concept and demonstration of the application of the new research tool, and comparison with available approaches, along with the full experimental details to allow readers to employ it. Submissions lacking the aforementioned criteria or describing the optimization of an existing technique (e.g. for use with another tissue or plant species) do not fall within the scope of the section.
Please consider the requirements for experimental studies as listed below
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Technical Advances in Plant Science welcomes submissions of the following article types: Correction, Editorial, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Review and Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Technical Advances in Plant Science, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Technical Advances in Plant Science 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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