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Plant Gene publishes papers that focus on the regulation, expression, function and evolution of genes in plants, algae and other photosynthesizing organisms (e.g., cyanobacteria), and plant-associated microorganisms.
Plant Gene strives to be a diverse plant journal and topics in multiple fields will be considered for publication. Although not limited to the following, some general topics include:
- Gene discovery and characterization
- Gene regulation in response to environmental stress (e.g., salinity, drought, etc.)
- Genetic effects of transposable elements
- Genetic control of secondary metabolic pathways and metabolic enzymes.
- Herbal Medicine - regulation and medicinal properties of plant products.
- Plant hormonal signaling.
- Plant evolutionary genetics, molecular evolution, population genetics, and phylogenetics.
- Profiling of plant gene expression and genetic variation
- Plant-microbe interactions (e.g., influence of endophytes on gene expression; horizontal gene transfer studies; etc.)
- Agricultural genetics - biotechnology and crop improvement
Plant Gene encourages <a href="http://ees.elsevier.com/plantgene/"> of novel manuscripts that present a reasonable level of analysis, functional relevance and/or mechanistic insight. Plant Gene also welcomes papers that have predominantly a descriptive component but improve the essential basis of knowledge for subsequent functional studies, or provide important confirmation of recently published discoveries.