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Editorial Board

Editor
Akila Sridhar, BioMed Central, UK

Manuscript Editor
Anna Melidoni, BioMed Central, UK

Assistant Editor
Elizabeth Debney, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors
Biochemistry and physiology
Paul Boss, CSIRO, Australia 

Development and cell biology
Gregory Gambetta, Bordeaux Sciences Agro, France

Genetics and crop biotechnology
Yuling Bai, Wageningen, Netherlands
Fabrizio Costa, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy

Genomics and evolution
David Alvarez-Ponce, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Z. Jeffrey Chen, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Plant-abiotic interactions
Grant Cramer, University of Nevada, Reno, USA 

Plant-biotic interactions
Pradeep Kachroo, University of Kentucky, USA

Reproductive biology
Jorge Muschietti, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Deputy Section Editors
Giovanni Giuliano, ENEA, Italy
Hong-Wei Xue, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, China

Associate Editors
Biochemistry and physiology 
Magdalena Arasimowicz-Jelonek, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland
Brian Ayre, University of North Texas, USA
Roque Bru-Martinez, University of Alicante, Spain
Daniel R Bush, CSU, USA
Maurizio Chiurazzi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
John D'Auria, Texas Tech University, USA
Aaron Fait, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Carlos Maria Figueroa, Instituto de Agrobiotecnologia del Litoral (UNL-CONICET), Argentina
Eloise Foo, University of Tasmania, Australia
Susan I Gibson, University of Minnesota, USA
Adil Hussain, Abdul Wali Khan University, Pakistan
Till Ischebeck, University of Goettingen, Germany
Michał Jasiński, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of sciences, Poland
Giles Johnson, University of Manchester, UK
Tobias Koellner, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Germany
James Lloyd, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Ndomelele Ndiko Ludidi, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
David Mackey, Ohio State, USA
Martin Robert McAinsh, Lancaster University, UK
Swarup Parida, National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), India
Matthew Paul, Rothamsted Research, UK
Jenny Renaut, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg
Allan M Showalter, Ohio University, USA
Alok Krishna Sinha, National Institute of Plant Genome Research, India
Li Tian, University of California, USA
Alex Valentine, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Serena Varotto, University of Padova, Italy
Albrecht von Arnim, University of Tennessee, USA
Eve Wurtele, Iowa State University, USA
Xiaohong Yu, Brookhaven National Lab, USA
Janusz Zwiazek, University of Alberta, Canada

Development and cell biology
Sureshkumar Balasubramanian, School of Biological Sciences, Australia
Jacob Brunkard, UC Berkeley, USA
Clay Carter, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, USA
Paolo Costantino, University of Rome, Italy
Ive De Smet, Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie, Belgium
Taku Demura, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan
Jose Estevez, IIBBA-CONICET/FIL Argentina and UNAB/iBIO Chile, Argentina
Edward M. Golenberg, Wayne State University, USA
Marie-Theres Hauser, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
Benoit Lacombe, CNRS, France 
On Sun Lau, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jeijei Li, Beijing Normal University, China
Jinxing Lin, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Klaus Mayer, Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany
Ravishankar Palanivelu, University of Arizona, USA
Staffan Persson, Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Germany
Ulises Rosas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Thomas Schmulling, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Wenbiao Shen, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
Kashmir Singh, Panjab University, India
Yuanwen Teng, Zhejiang University, China
Przemyslaw Wojtaszek, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Sara Zenoni, University of Verona, Italy

Genetics and crop biotechnology
Patricio Arce-Johnson, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Yuling Bai, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Matteo Ballottari, University of Verona, Italy
Pradeepa Bandaranayake, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Amalia Barone, University of Naples, Italy
José Pío Beltrán,  Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Plantas Primo Yufera, Spain
Vittoria Brambilla, University of Milano Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Italy
Nicola Busatto, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
Rafael Cañas, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
Hélia Cardoso, University of Évora, Portugal
Amaresh Chandra, Indian Institute of Sugarcane Research, India
Qi-Jun Chen, China Agricultural University, China
Nikolai Christov, Agrobioinstitute, Bulgaria
Luiz-Eduardo Del-Bem, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Arun Prabhu Dhanapal, Novogene Corporation Inc,USA
Juan Jose Ferreira, SERIDA, Spain
Margaret Frank, Cornell University, USA
Aigen Fu, Northwest University, China
Kristina Gruden, NIB, Slovenia
Dongyun Hao, Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences (JAAS), China
Groetz Hensel, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Germany
Byoung-Cheorl Kang, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
Akira Kawabe, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan
Pulugurtha Kirti, University of Hyderabad, Indian
Jinsheng Lai, China Agricultural University, China
Zhong-Xiong Lai, Institute of Horticultural Biotechnology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
Zhongwei Lin, China Agricultural University, China
Thomas Lübberstedt, Iowa State University, USA
Ndomelele Ndiko Ludidi, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Ligeng Ma, Zhongguancun Life Science Park, China 
George Manganaris, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Roberta Marra, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Stefania Masci, DAFNE, University of Tuscia, Italy
Pedro Martínez-Gómez, CEBAS-CSIC, Spain
Annaliese Mason, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Curt McCartney, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canada
Chad Niederhuth, Michigan State University, USA
Wojtek Pawlowski, Cornell University, USA 
Siva Ramamoorthy, VIT University, India
Umesh K Reddy, West Virginia State University, USA
Manuel Rey, Universidad de Vigo, Spain
Beatriz Sabater-Muñoz, IBMCP CSIC, Spain
Chris-Carolin C Schoen, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Wen-Hui Shen, CNRS, France
Petr Smýkal, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic
Francesco Sunseri, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy 
Guiliang Tang, Michigan Technological University, USA
Michela Troggio, Edmund Mach Foundation, Italy
Michel Vincentz, Tate University of Campinas, Brazil
Mohammad Tahir Waheed, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
Kejian Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Dezhi Wu, Zhejiang University, China
Jianbing Yan, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Xingguo Ye, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Jingjuan Yu, China Agricultural University, China
Qingyi Yu, Texas A&M University System, USA
Jin Zhang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Runxuan Zhang, The James Hutton Institute, UK
Xiangqi Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Jiuran Zhao, Maize Research Center, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, China
Huanbin Zhou, Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

Genomics and evolution
Erik Alexandersson, SLU Alnarp, Sweden
Lalit Arya, ICAR - National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources ,India
Abdelali Barakat, University of South Dakota, USA
William Barbazuk, University of Florida, USA
Aureliano Bombarely, University of Milan, Italy
Alessandro Botton, University of Padua, Italy
Zhong-Hua Chen, Western Sydney University, Australia
Zhaoqing Chu, Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, CAS. Shanghai Chenshan Botanic Garden, China
Chunhua Fu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Philippe Gallusci, INRA, France
Yong Qiang Gu, USDA, USA
Ya-Long Guo, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Samuel Hazen, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
Takeshi Itoh, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Japan
Yukio Kurihara, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science, Japan
Karen McGinnis, Florida State University, USA
Francesco Mercati, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Ajay Kumar Mishra, Biology Centre ASCR, Czech Republic
Manoj Prasad, NIPGR, India
Yingxiong Qiu, Zhejiang University, China 
Stefan Rensing, University of Marburg, Germany
Jugpreet Singh, Cornell University, USA
Kenta Shirasawa, Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Japan
Nese Sreenivasulu, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany
Martina Stromvik, Department of Plant Science, McGill University, Canada
Naeem Syed, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Guenter Theissen, Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany
Haifeng Wang, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
Justen Whittall, Santa Clara University, USA
Sarah Wyatt, Ohio University, USA
Won Yim, University of Nevada Reno, USA
Cao Yunpeng, Anhui Agricultural University, China
Heng Zhang, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology/CAS Center for Excellence in Molecular Plant Sciences, China
Xiaoyu Zhang, University of Georgia, USA

Plant-abiotic interactions
Mark Aarts, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Alessandro Alboresi, University of Padova, Italy
Songling Bai, Zhejiang University, China
Melike Bor, University of Ege, Turkey
Marian Brestic, Slovak University of Agriculture, Slovakia
Teerapong Buaboocha, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Dario Cantu, University of California Davis, USA
Zhulong Chan, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Li-Song Chen, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China 
Sarah Jane Cookson, INRA, France
Vasileios Fotopoulos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Jose Gadea, IBMCP-Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Plantas, Spain
Gregory Gambetta, Institut de la Science de la Vigne et du Vin, France  
He Guangyuan, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China 
Mike Haydon, University of York, UK
Ahmad Humayan Kabir, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Markus Kuhlmann, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Germany
Prakash Kumar, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jian-Xiang Liu, Zhejiang University, China
Ndomelele Ndiko Ludidi, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
Ramamurthy Mahalingam, USDA-ARS, USA
Federico Martinelli, University of Palermo, Italy
Jose M Mulet, IBMCP (UPV/CSIC), Spain
Maren Müller, Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Biology, Spain
Suprasnna Penna, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India
Francisco J. Quintero, The Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology of Seville, Spain
Jose Luis Reyes, Instituto de Biotecnologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
Felipe Klein Ricachenevsky, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
Arnould Savoure, UPMC, France
Huazhong Shi, Texas Tech University, USA
Qinghua Shi, Shandong Agricultural University, China
Raul Sperotto, Centro Universitario Univates, Brazil
Laszlo Szabados, Biological Research Center, Hungary
Chunjie Tian, Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, China
Lam-Son Tran, RIKEN Plant Science Center, Japan
Akihiro Ueda, Hiroshima University, Japan
Kourosh Vahdati, University of Tehran, Iran
Doug Van Hoewyk, Coastal Carolina University, USA
Linda Walling, University of California, USA
Hai-Lei Wei, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Bernie Wone, University of South Dakota, USA
Jin Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Wen-Hao Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Chunzhao Zhao, Shanghai Center for Plant Stress Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Plant-biotic interactions
Sebastian Asurmendi, Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria, Argentina
Tolga Bozkurt, Imperial College London, UK
Malin Elfstrand, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Andreia Figueiredo, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Giorgio Gambino, Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Italy
Rene Geurts, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Jin-Ying Gou, Fudan University, China
Cory Hirsch, University of Minnesota, USA
Sudisha Jogaiah, Karnatak University, India 
Tina Kyndt, Gent University, Belgium
Dawei Li, China Agricultural University, China
Federico Martinelli, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy
Brigitte Mauch-Mani, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
Kirankumar Mysore, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, USA
Patrick Schäfer, University of Warwick, UK
Peer Schenk, The University of Queensland, Australia
Junji Takabayashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Francesco Vinale, National Research Council, Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Italy

Reproductive biology
Alma Balestrazzi, University of Pavia, Italy
Kevin Begcy, University of Florida, USA
Rogério Carvalho, São Paulo State University, Brazil
David Honys, Institute of Experimental Botany ASCR, Czech Republic
Wenhui Lin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Jorge Muschietti, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Gabriela Pagnussat, Instituto de Investigaciones Biologicas, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Argentina
Imran Siddiqi, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India
Petr Smýkal, Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic
Helena Storchova, Institute of Experimental Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
Maria von Korff, Heinrich Heine University Dusseldorf, Germany

Statistical Advisors
Haiming Xu, Zhejiang University, China

Editorial Advisors
James A Birchler, University of Missouri, USA
Thierry Candresse, INRA, France
Ottoline Leyser, University of Cambridge, UK

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