Special Issue "Advances in Plant Cell Biology Research"

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2021
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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


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

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

Published Papers
  • Genetic diversity in eggplant (Solanum melongena L.) germplasm from three secondary geographical origins of diversity using SSR markers
  • 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
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  • Control of seed born mycobiota associated with Glycine max L. Merr. seeds by a combination of traditional medicinal plants extracts
  • 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
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