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Call for Papers: Grasses (turf, forage and energy)

Leading Editor:

Turf Grass: Prof. Hong Luo, Clemson University, USA,
Forage Grass: Prof. Zeng-Yu Wang, Qingdao Agricultural University, China,
Energy Grass: Prof. Bing-Yu Zhao, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA,

Grassland science is a subject integrating plant science, application and technology. Molecular biological activities in grasses (not limited to turf, forage and energy grasses) involve the growth and development, molecular breeding, responses to both biotic and abiotic stress. The advanced studies in model plants (such as Arabidopsis and rice) possess remarkable reference values for respective researches on grassland science and technology.

To highlight the latest advances of molecular biology and its applications in Grassland Science and Technology, we invite you and/or members of your research team to submit manuscript(s) to this special issue.  

The special issue will be led by three guest editors for each theme: Turf Grass: Prof. Hong Luo (Clemson University); Forage Grass: Prof. Zeng-Yu Wang (Qingdao Agricultural University) and Energy Grass: Prof. Bing-Yu Zhao (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). They will guide the scope of the issue and provide advice on commissioned content, as well as be involved in the editorial decision making on all papers submitted.  

We will especially welcome Research, Methodology and Resource, Opinion and Review submissions, including (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Molecular Physiology/Biochemistry/Cell/Genetic Biology in Grassland Science and Technology
  • Developmental and Evolutionary Biology in Grassland Science
  • Molecular Breeding in Grassland Science
  • Plant Protection and Interactions in Grasses
  • Application of ‘Omics Technologies and Systems Biology in Grasses 
  • Translational Studies Involving Application of Basic Knowledge (Including Those of Model Plants) to Grassland Science

Articles will undergo all of the journal's standard peer review and editorial processes outlined in its submission guidelines.

The submission deadline is December 31, 2022. 

Please submit directly to Molecular Horticulture EM system stating in your cover letter that you are targeting the “Grasses” collection.