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Special Issue on “Plant Genomics”

We are very pleased to announce a special issue, to be published in the summer of 2018, on “Plant Genomics” in the journal Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics (GPB).

    The development of genomics has greatly accelerated and even renovated plant research. The sequencing of plant genomes has greatly facilitated the research on gene functions. The multiple released genomes further promote the research on genome evolution and its functional relevance. Meanwhile, the state-of-art epigenetics studies go forward on a genome-wide level. All these research efforts contribute to a better understanding of plants and their interactions with the environment, eventually leading to improvements in crop yield and human health.

    To promote the understanding and comprehensive use of the plant genome, we dedicate this special issue to current advances in plant genomics and beyond. Dr. Ge Gao, from Peking University, and Dr. Songnian Hu, from the Beijing Institute of Genomics, CAS, are the guest editors for this special issue.

    The special issue covers (but will not be limited to) the following topics:

  • Plant genome “omics” resources: plant genome database, online analysis tools

  • Plant genome research in China: history, research progress, and the major research groups

  • Plant genome and phenotype: the strategies for revealing the gene function using multiple genomes

  • Plant domestication: progress and study guidelines for sampling, sequencing, and analysis

  • Plant genome dynamics: strategies for studying plant genome dynamics

  • Plant epigenetics: variation and functional relevance of epigenetic modifications in plant growth, development, and stress responses

  • Review for genome projects on special plant types, such as trees, crops, and medicinal plants

  • Plant genome bioinformatics: computational tools for decoding plant genomes with large genome size

  • Cutting-edge technologies in plant genomics research

   Original studies, reviews, methods, databases, webservers, application notes, etc. are all welcome. The deadline for submissions to this special issue is October 31, 2017. Accepted manuscripts will be published free of charge. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the Guide for Authors of the journal website and submitted online at Please indicate that your submission is for the “Plant Genomics” special issue.

    For further information, please contact us:

Dr. Ge Gao (
Dr. Songnian Hu (
Editorial Office (