Editors: Julia Bailey-Serres, Motoaki Seki, Jixian Zhai, and Sarah M. Assmann
Deadline for Submission: July 1, 2019 Anticipated Publication Date: January 2020
Genome-scale technologies have revealed underexplored co- and post-transcriptional processes that regulate dynamics in gene expression. Given the importance of RNA-based processes including development and stress tolerance, the elucidation of these diverse mechanisms can have impacts from food security to biotechnology. This Focus Issue will showcase Updates and Research Articles in the field of RNA biology on topics such lncRNAs, small RNAs, RNA structure and modifications (e.g., m6A, polyadenylation), upstream open reading frames, ribonucleoprotein complexes, and genome and epigenome influence on gene expression. Submissions within this theme might include studies on RNA-regulated chromatin modification and organization, transcript synthesis, modification, splicing, export, turnover, translation, sequestration, subcellular localization, and cell-to-cell movement, as well as RNA processes in plastids and mitochondria.
Authors interested in contributing should indicate this in the cover letter when submitting papers online at http://pphys.msubmit.net. Please select “RNA Biology” from the Focus Issue list in the online submission system. Articles published in Plant Physiology on this topic within 2 years before and after the Focus Issue publication date will be collected in an online Focus Collection.
Editors: Alice Cheung, Jenny Russinova, Li-Jia Qu, Cyril Zipfel, and Yunde Zhao
Deadline for Submission: October 1, 2019
Anticipated Publication Date: March/April 2020
Plant Physiology is pleased to announce a Focus Issue on Receptors and Signaling edited by Alice Cheung, Jenny Russinova, Li-Jia Qu, Cyril Zipfel, and Yunde Zhao, to be published in March/April 2020.
Authors submitting to this Focus Issue should indicate their interest in the cover letter when submitting papers online at http://pphys.msubmit.net/. Please select “Receptors and Signaling” from the Focus Issue list in the online submission system. Articles published in Plant Physiology on this topic within 2 years before and after the Focus Issue publication date will be collected in an online Focus Collection.
For growth, development, and surviving adversities, organisms rely on the ability to sense and respond to changing conditions in their environment as well as perturbations to their own endogenous homeostasis. In the past three decades or so, we have learned that plants have evolved elaborate networks of receptor-mediated pathways, ensuring the multitude of conditions they encounter are well integrated for their proliferation. The Focus Issue on Receptors and Signaling intends to capture views as up-to-date as possible and perspectives on the way forward. Invited Updates will provide reviews on areas that continue to add transformative insights on already existing knowledge and on nascent but important areas of development. We seek submissions of research articles from the plant biology community on all aspects of cell signaling, from cell surface and intracellular signal perception systems and their signal to response pathways.