Table of Content

Advances in Plant Cell Biology Research

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2021 (closed)

Guest Editors


Prof. Mirza Hasanuzzaman, Department of Agronomy, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh. mhzsauag@yahoo.com


Prof. Masayuki Fujita, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagawa University, Japan. fujita@ag.kagawa-u.ac.jp

Summary

Plant science has an important part to play in meeting the global food security challenges plants are the primary food producer for humans and animals. The world’s food production will need to increase dramatically to match the predicted population growth. Achieving this goal will be very challenging due to the decreased availability of arable land and various stress factors. It is expected to rise, given the current trends in climate change. Considering this facts plant biologists have been working hard to address these issues and improving the plant productivity using various approaches. The fields of agronomy, plant breeding, plant protection, and plant physiology employed various approaches towards climate-resilient crop varieties with higher productivity. Significant improvement has been made in the area of plant molecular biology and biotechnology.

 

In this special issue, we aimed at accumulating the recent progress in plant biology research. Articles on recent advances in plant biology (original research papers, short communications, reviews, mini-reviews) are welcome. The scope of this Special Issue covers the entire range of pure and applied plant biology. However, some of the broad topics are as follows:

 

● Plant Cell Physiology

● Plant Genetics and Breeding

● Plant Stress Physiology

● Plant Omics

● Plant Signaling

● Plant Biotechnology

● Plant Molecular Biology

● Plant Biochemistry and Metabolism


Keywords

Plant Physiology; Plant Stress; Climate Change; Plant Breeding; Agronomy; Stress Signaling; Plant Molecular Biology; Plant Omics; Plant Metabolism

Published Papers


  • Open Access

    REVIEW

    Screening and evaluation of chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) genotypes for waterlogging tolerance at seedling stage

    MD. REZWAN MOLLA, MD. MOTIAR ROHMAN, MD. ROBYUL ISLAM, MIRZA HASANUZZAMAN, LUTFUL HASSAN
    BIOCELL, Vol.46, No.7, pp. 1613-1627, 2022, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2022.019243
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Plant Cell Biology Research)
    Abstract Waterlogging is an illustrious abiotic stress and the constrictions it enforces on plant roots have negative effects on growth and development. This study was undertaken to investigate waterlogging stress tolerant potential in chilli (Capsicum annum L.) genotypes through evaluating morphological, physiological, biochemical and anatomical parameters. Thirty-five days old seedlings of 10 chilli genotypes were exposed to waterlogging stress maintaining water height 3–5 cm over the soil surface artificially for three days. This duration (36–38 DAE) was termed as waterlogging period, and subsequent withdrawal of waterlogging condition (39–45 DAE) was regarded as a recovery phase. Based on their survival performance, two… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Biomonitoring of endosulfan toxicity in human

    SANTOSH KUMAR KARN, ADITYA UPADHYAY, AWANISH KUMAR
    BIOCELL, Vol.46, No.7, pp. 1771-1777, 2022, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2022.018845
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Plant Cell Biology Research)
    Abstract Chemicals are comprehensively used worldwide to control herbs, weeds, pests, and other competing agents with various growing crops. The consumption of crops grown with these chemicals (even in small quantities) can upshot into accumulation in the human body. People can accidentally inhale these hazardous chemicals if they are in an area where they were applied. These chemicals can be ingested in a human with contaminated food and drinks. Ultimately it causes various adverse effects (chronic toxicity, teratogenic, mutagenic, carcinogenic effect, reproductive, and organ toxicity) on human health. Among the pool of these chemicals used as pesticides in the environment, exposure… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Application of VIGS system to explore the function of common wheat TaADF7

    HUIZE CHEN, XINGTIAN JIA, HAIYAN RAN, JINGRONG NIU, MEITING DU
    BIOCELL, Vol.46, No.2, pp. 559-565, 2022, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2022.017437
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Plant Cell Biology Research)
    Abstract As an allohexaploid plant, common wheat has a complex gene structure, making it difficult to study its gene function. Virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) is an important tool for the rapid analysis of plant gene function. In this study, the gene silencing system, namely, barley stripe mosaic virus (BSMV)-VIGS induced by BSMV was used to silence the wheat phytoene desaturase (TaPDS) and actin depolymerization factor (TaADF7) genes and determine the effect of gene silencing on wheat. TaPDS was used as an indicator gene to determine the feasibility of VIGS system, while TaADF7 was used as a test gene to determine its… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Genetic diversity in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) germplasm from three secondary geographical origins of diversity using SSR markers

    DEBI RANI DATTA, MOHD RAFII YUSOP, AZIZAH MISRAN, MASHITAH JUSOH, YUSUFF OLADOSU, FATAI AROLU, AZADUL HAQUE, NADZIRAH M. SULAIMAN
    BIOCELL, Vol.45, No.5, pp. 1393-1401, 2021, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2021.015321
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Plant Cell Biology Research)
    Abstract Indo-Burmese region was the primary center of eggplant diversity from where the crop extended to several secondary origins of diversity. In this study, the genetic diversity among fifty-six eggplant accessions collected from three countries was assessed using sixteen polymorphic SSR markers to determine suitable parents for heterotic hybridization. The estimation of genetic diversity among the population of three countries (Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Thailand) varied from 0.57 to 0.74, with Shannon’s index value of 0.65. The mean value of expected heterozygosity and Nei’s index was 0.49, with an average PIC value of 0.83. A dendrogram was constructed based on UPGMA (unweighted… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Control of seed born mycobiota associated with Glycine max L. Merr. seeds by a combination of traditional medicinal plants extracts

    SULAIMAN A. AL YOUSEF
    BIOCELL, Vol.45, No.5, pp. 1403-1411, 2021, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2021.015450
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Plant Cell Biology Research)
    Abstract Seeds from soybean collected from different commercial markets were surveyed for seed-borne fungi. Ninetyeight fungal colonies were isolated all over three monthly isolations constituting twenty-two fungal species. The isolated fungi were belonging to the genera: Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cephalosporium, Chaetomium, Cladosporium, Colletotrichum, Curvularia, Fusarium, Macrophomina, Mucor, Penicillium, Rhizoctonia, Rhizopus, Sclerotium, Stemphylium, and Verticillium. Assay of the antifungal activity of four ethanolic extracts of clove, cinnamon, garlic, and mint was carried out against the most common fungal species (Aspergillus flavus, A. niger, Fusarium solani, F. oxysporium, and F. moniliforme), which significantly reduced the growth of tested fungi. Clove extract recorded the highest… More >

  • Open Access

    ARTICLE

    Development and characterization of Simple Sequence Repeat (SSR) markers from the genomic sequence of sweet potato [Ipomoea batatas L. (Lam)]

    HANNA AMOANIMAA-DEDE, JIACHENG ZHANG, CHUNTAO SU, HONGBO ZHU
    BIOCELL, Vol.45, No.4, pp. 1095-1105, 2021, DOI:10.32604/biocell.2021.015053
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Plant Cell Biology Research)
    Abstract Sweet potato is a multifunctional root crop with many essential nutrients and bioactive compounds. Due to its genetic complexity and lack of genomic resources, efficient genetic studies and cultivar development lag far behind other major crops. Simple sequence repeats (SSRs) offer an effective molecular marker technology for molecular-based breeding and for locating important loci in crop plants, but only a few have previously been developed in sweet potato. To further explore new SSR markers and accelerate their use in sweet potato genetic studies, genome-wide characterization and development of SSR markers were performed using the recently published genome of sweet potato… More >

Share Link

WeChat scan