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Plant synthetic biology: advances in fundamental research and applications

Guest Editors:
Jemaa Essemine, PhD, Centre for Excellence in Molecular Plant Science, China
Saroj Kumar Sah, PhD, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA
Qinlong Zhu, PhD, South China Agricultural University, China

Submission Status: Open until 31 January 2025

Crop breeding for drought stress tolerance

Guest Editors:
Mostafa Abdelrahman, PhD, Texas Tech University, USA
Ahmad M. Alqudah, PhD, Qatar University, Qatar
Vijay Gahlaut, PhD, Chandigarh University, India
Daoquan Xiang, PhD, National Research Council Canada, Canada

Submission Status: Open until 27 December 2024

Omics technologies and applications in horticultural crops

Guest Editors:
Yunpeng Cao, PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Mohammad Shah Jahan, PhD, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh

Submission Status: Open until 13 December 2024

Climate-smart soils to enhance sustainable crop yield

Guest Editors:
Walter Mupangwa, PhD, Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Zimbabwe
Debadatta Sethi, PhD, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, India
Muhammad Shaaban, PhD, Henan University of Science and Technology, China

Submission Status: Open until 15 November 2024

Abiotic stress tolerance in plants

Guest Editors:
Claudio Inostroza-Blancheteau, PhD, Catholic University of Temuco, Chile
Isabel Marques, PhD, University of Lisbon, Portugal
José M. Mulet, PhD, Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain

Submission Status: Open until 31 August 2024

Plant membrane transport and signaling

Guest Editors:
Zhonghua Chen, PhD, Western Sydney University, Australia
Sergey Shabala, PhD, University of Western Australia, Australia

Mohsin Tanveer, PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Submission Status: Open until 28 July 2024

Multi-omics approaches for plant disease diagnosis and resilience

Guest Editors:
Sunil S. Gangurde: University of Georgia, USA
Manish Pandey: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, India
Youxiong Que: Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, China

Submission Status: Open until 22 June 2024


Sustainable agriculture

Guest Editors:
Subhojit Datta: ICAR - Central Research Institute for Jute and Allied Fibres, India
Islam Hamim: Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Durgesh Kumar Jaiswal: Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), India
Rungroch Sungthong: Chulalongkorn University, Thailand


Plant disease resistance

Guest Editors:
Baffour Badu-Apraku: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
Fei Shen: Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, China


Biocontrol strategies: an eco-smart tool for integrated pest & diseases management

Guest Editors:
Suresh Janardhan Gawande: ICAR-Directorate of Onion and Garlic Research, Pune, India
Durgesh Kumar Jaiswal: Graphic Era (Deemed to be University), India
Ram Krishna: ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, India
Soumia P. S.: ICAR-Indian Institute of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, India
Anukool Vaishnav: University of Zurich, Switzerland


Plants and their pathogens

Guest Editors:
Andreia Cristina Figueiredo: Science Faculty of Lisbon University, Portugal
Ravi Gupta: Kookmin University, South Korea
Aiping Song: Nanjing Agricultural University, China


Cross-journal thematic series
Genome editing technology and applications in animals and plants


Cross journal collection
Reviewer acknowledgements 2013
Collection published: 26 February 2014


Cross journal collection
Open Access Biodiversity Research
Collection published: 25 May 2010

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    14 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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