Special Issue "Tree Somatic Embryogenesis and Application"

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2020
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Guest Editors
Jinhui Chen, Professor, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing 210037, China
Xiangyang Hu, Professor, Shanghai University, Shanghai, 200444, China


Somatic embryogenesis (SEs) technique is one of important tool to study plant embryo development and regulation, as well as the industrial breeding of rare and endogenous tree species, thus shows essential for fundamental research or production application. it allows the long-term ex situ conservation of genetic resources by cryopreservation techniques. For some woody species and in particular for some coniferous trees, somatic embryogenesis induction has become a routine procedure. For the majority, the application of this technology presents yet many limitations especially due to the genotype, the induction conditions, the number of embryos produced, maturation, and conversion, among other factors that compromise the systematic use of somatic embryogenesis for commercial purposes especially of woody species and forest trees in particular. In recent years there has been major improvement in tree SEs, this special issue will describe progress in SEs of tree SEs and its application in tree breeding and application.

This special issue is proposed to explore the most recent development and innovation occurs during recent years in the field of tree somatic embryogenesis and application. The manuscripts address the following topics:
1) the novel fundamental of tree somatic embryogenesis

2) the key regulatory factor to determine tree somatic embryogenesis

3) the omics study of tree somatic embryogenesis

3) the tree tissue culture and regeneration

4) the new or high-efficiency technique for transgenic tree

5) the genome editing for tree

6) the industrial application of tree somatic embryogenesis

Tree, Somatic Embryogenesis, Industrial Application