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Editorial Board

Editor
Akila Sridhar, 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
Tomas Morosinotto, Università di Padova, Italy
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
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
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
Marie-Theres Hauser, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
Benoit Lacombe, CNRS, France 
Jinxing Lin, Institute of Botany, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Klaus Mayer, Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany
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
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
Amalia Barone, University of Naples, Italy
José Pío Beltrán,  Instituto de Biologia Molecular y Celular de Plantas Primo Yufera, Spain
Nicola Busatto, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy
Rafael Cañas, Universidad de Malaga, Spain
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
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
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, 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
Wojtek Pawlowski, Cornell University, USA
Thomas Peterson, Iowa State University, USA
Siva Ramamoorthy, VIT University, India
Umesh K Reddy, West Virginia State University, USA
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
Kejian Wang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
Jianbing Yan, Huazhong Agricultural University, China
Jingjuan Yu, China Agricultural University, China
Jin Zhang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
Runxuan Zhang, The James Hutton Institute, UK
Xiangqi Zhang, Chinese Academy of 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
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
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
Bao Liu, Northeast Normal University, China
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
Kenta Shirasawa, Kazusa DNA Research Institute, Japan
Nese Sreenivasulu, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany
Guenter Theissen, Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany
Haifeng Wang, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China
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
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
Andreia Figueiredo, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
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
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
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
Hai-Lei Wei, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
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
Malin Elfstrand, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Giorgio Gambino, Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, Italy
Rene Geurts, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Jin-Ying Gou, Fudan University, China
Sudisha Jogaiah, Karnatak University, India 
Vincent Klink, Mississippi State University, USA
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
John Yoder, University of California, USA

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
Muhammad Ashraf, University of Agriculture, Pakistan
Alison Baker, University of Leeds, UK
Jo Ann Banks, Purdue University, USA
David Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, UK
Philip Benfey, Duke University, USA
Madan Bhattacharyya, Iowa State University, USA
James A Birchler, University of Missouri, USA
Thierry Candresse, INRA, France
Jorge Casal, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joanne Chory, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, USA
Liz L Dennis, Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization, Australia
Edward Farmer, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Pascal Gantet, Université de Montpellier, France
Erich Grotewold, The Ohio State University, USA
Maureen Hanson, Cornell University, USA
Malcolm Hawkesford, Rothamsted Research, UK
Alistair Hetherington, University of Lancaster, UK
Kenneth Keegstra, Michigan State University, USA
Beat Keller, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Darryl Kropf, University of Utah, USA
Eric Lam, Rutgers University, USA
Jane A Langdale, University of Oxford, UK
Ottoline Leyser, University of Cambridge, UK
Dina Mandoli, University of Washington, USA
Joachim Messing, Rutgers University, USA
Robert T Mullen, University of Guelph, Canada
John Ohlrogge, Michigan State University, USA
Antoni Rafalski, DuPont Crop Genetics, USA
David E Salt, Purdue University, USA
Pamela Soltis, University of Florida, USA
Chris Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Shauna Somerville, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Gregory J Taylor, University of Alberta, Canada
Ted Turlings, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
David Twell, University of Leicester, UK

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