The Plant Journal
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Aims and Scope
Publishing the best original research papers in all key areas of modern plant biology from the world's leading laboratories, The Plant Journal provides a dynamic forum for this ever growing international research community.
Plant science research is now at the forefront of research in the biological sciences, with breakthroughs in our understanding of fundamental processes in plants matching those in other organisms. The impact of molecular genetics and the availability of model and crop species can be seen in all aspects of plant biology. For publication in The Plant Journal the research must provide a highly significant new contribution to our understanding of plants and be of general interest to the plant science community. All areas of plant biology are welcome and the experimental approaches used can be wide-ranging.
The Plant Journal Special Issue: High-Resolution Measurements in Plant Biology
Advancements in the resolution of scientific measurements have always been a pivotal part of research for all disciplines. Very often, these novel technologies and approaches have led to major scientific breakthroughs that subsequently guide and impact the quality of science we perform today. Such developments are very well combined with the assortment of novel profiling and detection techniques that monitor both coding and non-coding nucleic acids and their modifications, proteins, small molecules, organelles, and many more biological substances and structures. With this in mind, The Plant Journal has published an extensive body of work comprising articles of the most advanced technologies and approaches for high-resolution measurements in plants. Read the issue free online
The Plant Genome: An Evolutionary View on Structure and Function
We are now firmly into the era of genome sequencing. The genome sequences of more than ten plant species are already available, and the pace is greatly accelerating. But what do these sequences tell us about what makes a plant a plant? The series of articles in this special issue of The Plant Journal presents a comprehensive overview of how this wealth of information can help us understand what plant genomes consist of, how they are maintained and transmitted, what functions they specify, and how these evolved to encompass the enormous diversity we encounter nowadays in the plant kingdom. Read issue online for free
The Plant Journal's Special Issue on Arabidopsis: A rich harvest 10 years after completion of the genome sequence
The year 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of the fully assembled Arabidopsis nuclear genome DNA sequence. On this occasion, The Plant Journal is pleased to present a series of invited peer-reviewed articles that describe key areas of progress in plant biology to which research on Arabidopsis has contributed. You can access the online issue and a podcast featuring conversation between Christoph Benning and Caroline Dean, Elliot Meyerowitz and Chris Somerville by clicking here. You can also find out more here.
The Plant Journal’s Special Issue on Harnessing Plant Biomass for Biofuels and Biomaterials (May 2008)
The Special Issue presents a series of invited peer-reviewed articles that describe the processes that plants can or could use to convert their fixed carbon into fuels or other useful products. The articles were commissioned to provide an authoritative scientific backdrop to inform discussion in debates on finding alternative affordable and renewable sources of carbon.
This special issue is accompanied by a podcast, an interview with Christoph Benning, Co-Editorand Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Interviewer Wendy Barnaby. Click to launch or right click to download the podcast (mp3 file, 11.87mb, 17 minutes 14 seconds) View the Special Issue online.
The Plant Journal's Special Issue: Techniques for Molecular Analysis 3
The Plant Journal is dedicated to publishing special 'methods' issues on techniques for molecular analysis. These issues are a collection of authoritative reviews on techniques of broad interest to the plant biology community, written as 'how-to' articles giving in-depth guidance and numerous practical tips.
The third special issue of Techniques for Molecular Analysis is now freely available to read online. View the Special Issue Online
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