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Call for papers: Genome editing in plants

Guest Editor: Prof Yuriko Osakabe

Advances in genome editing technology and its promising applications have had a great impact on basic science, medical research, and agricultural science. A number of approaches to genome editing have been developed. Particularly the CRISPR/Cas9 system, has given scientists the ability to make precise changes in the genomes ranging from animals to plants. In addition, CRISPR-based base editing and epigenetic editing greatly expand the genome editing toolbox. The application would enable the development of future molecular technologies for important properties in animal and plants. 

BMC Biotechnology, in collaboration with BMC Plant Biology, has agreed to jointly host this special issue.  To present the recent advances in the technology and application of genome editing, we invite you and/or members of your research team to submit manuscript(s) for this special issue.

We are seeking submissions of original research articles, methodology article, database article, software article, commentary articles, and invited review article.

We would welcome direct submission of any original research you would like to be considered. Please submit directly to BMC Biotechnology or BMC Plant Biology stating in your cover letter that you are targeting the ‘Genome editing ' collection

Deadline for submission to the collection: 30th June 2019. 

  1. Content type: Research article

    NPR1, nonexpressor of pathogenesis-related gene 1, is a master regulator involved in plant defense response to pathogens, and its regulatory mechanism in the defense pathway has been relatively clear. However, in...

    Authors: Rui Li, Chunxue Liu, Ruirui Zhao, Liu Wang, Lin Chen, Wenqing Yu, Shujuan Zhang, Jiping Sheng and Lin Shen

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2019 19:38

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Recently, the CRISPR/Cas9 system has been widely used to precisely edit plant genomes. Due to the difficulty in Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation of wheat, the reported applications in CRISPR/Cas9 sys...

    Authors: Shujuan Zhang, Rongzhi Zhang, Guoqi Song, Jie Gao, Wei Li, Xiaodong Han, Mingli Chen, Yulian Li and Genying Li

    Citation: BMC Plant Biology 2018 18:302

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