American Journal of Plant Biology

Special Issue

Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

  • Submission Deadline: 30 July 2017
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Ozhan Simsek
About This Special Issue
Plant molecular biology and biotechnology are significant issues to understand many biological problems and mechanisms. We are inviting researchers working plant molecular biology and biotechnology to submit original manuscripts to special issue of “American Journal of Plant Biology” entitled “Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology” in order to shares their scientific findings and contribute to this area. The Editorial Board welcomes full-length manuscripts (research and review articles) that address important biological problems of broad interest, including research in comparative genomics, functional genomics, molecular markers, gene expression, biochemical and regulatory networks, plant tissue culture and biotechnology. Results of special issue will provide significant new insights into biological problems and that advance the understanding of structure, function, mechanisms, or regulation.
Lead Guest Editor
  • Ozhan Simsek

    Department of Horticulture, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

Guest Editors
  • Dr. Gaetano Distefano

    Department of Agriculture, Food and Enviroment (Di3A), University of Catania, Catania, Italy

  • Dr. Nicoletta Zingale

    DryGrow Foundation, Rätikonstrasse, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

  • Dr. Selcuk Aslan

    Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Berlin, Germany

  • Dicle Donmez

    Department of Biotechnology, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

  • Taner Bozkurt

    Department of Biotechnology, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

  • Tolga Izgu

    Department of Horticulture, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

  • Handan Sapci

    Forestry Department, Vocational School of Aladag, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

  • Basar Sevindik

    Department of Horticulture, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

  • Mehmet Tutuncu

    Horticulture Department, Agriculture Faculty, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey

  • Dr. Yildiz Aka Kacar

    Department of Horticulture, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

  • Dr. Yesim Yalcin Mendi

    Department of Horticulture, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey

  • Ahmad Ali

    Department of Life Sciences, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India

Published Articles
  • Effects of GA3 Treatments on Ion Accumulation in Leaves of Pepper Plants Under Salt Stress

    Ozlem Uzal , Fikret Yasar

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3-1, September 2017
    Pages: 37-40
    Received: 21 July 2017
    Accepted: 4 August 2017
    Published: 31 August 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.s.2017020301.17
    Abstract: Experiments were conducted with Demre long pepper cultivar in a climate chamber with controlled climate parameters and in a hydroponic system with Hoagland nutrient solution. Three-week old seedlings were subjected to 100 mM NaCl treatments and samples were taken on 10th day of the treatments for physiological and biochemical analyses. With the ide... Show More
  • In Vitro Culture of Turkish Origanum sipyleum L.

    Başar Sevindik , Tolga İzgü , Özhan Şimşek , Mehmet Tütüncü , Pembe Çürük , Özer Yılmaz , Gönül Kaynak , Yıldız Aka Kaçar , Jaime A. Teixeira da Silva , Yeşim Yalçın Mendi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3-1, September 2017
    Pages: 32-36
    Received: 20 April 2017
    Accepted: 21 April 2017
    Published: 17 July 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.s.2017020301.16
    Abstract: Origanum sipyleum L. is a species that is endemic to Turkey with known medicinal and aromatic properties and with a long historical use in Turkish folk medicine. Micropropagation serves as one possible method to clone and protect O. sipyleum. In this study, nodes, which served as the explants, were cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) basal medium ... Show More
  • Interactions of Pesticides with Environment and Environmentally Friendly Approaches against Agricultural Pests

    Taner Bozkurt

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3-1, September 2017
    Pages: 28-31
    Received: 8 March 2017
    Accepted: 26 April 2017
    Published: 9 June 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.s.2017020301.15
    Abstract: In this review study, the relationship and effects of pesticides with human and environment have been examined. In addition to the rapidly growing population and urbanization, developing plant biotechnology for the production of agricultural products to meet the needs and an indispensable part of modern agriculture have become pesticides. Pesticide... Show More
  • Micropropagation of Erodium olympicum Endemic to Turkey

    Basar Sevindik , Mehmet Tutuncu , Tolga Izgu , Ehsan Mohammed Tagipur , Pembe Curuk , Ozer Yilmaz , Gonul Kaynak , Yesim Yalcin Mendi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3-1, September 2017
    Pages: 24-27
    Received: 7 March 2017
    Accepted: 8 March 2017
    Published: 23 March 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.s.2017020301.14
    Abstract: Erodium genus belonging to Geraniaceae has fifty species that are distributed over Balkan Peninsula, Mediterranean, Middle East, Central Europe and Central Asia and most of them are herbaceous annual plants. Members of the genus naturally grow in sandy soil with good drainage, foothills, pebbled places, and desert and semi desert areas. It is repor... Show More
  • An Overview of In Vitro Haploid Plant Production in Citrus

    Mehmet Akgol , Ozhan Simsek , Dicle Donmez , Yildiz Aka Kacar

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3-1, September 2017
    Pages: 19-23
    Received: 24 February 2017
    Accepted: 25 February 2017
    Published: 20 March 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.s.2017020301.13
    Abstract: The main objectives of Citrus breeding are to have new varieties with a shorter juvenile non-fruiting period, an increased yield, a longer ripening season, regular fruit bearing, seedlessness and improved external and internal quality of the fruits. To make available new scions and rootstocks selected for resistance or tolerance to biotic and abiot... Show More
  • Genetic Divergence and Association of Traits Among Groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) Genotypes in Ethiopia Based on Agromorphological Markers

    Zekeria Yusuf , Habtamu Zeleke , Wassu Mohammed , Shimelis Hussein , Arno Hugo

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3-1, September 2017
    Pages: 8-18
    Received: 25 January 2017
    Accepted: 9 February 2017
    Published: 13 March 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.s.2017020301.12
    Abstract: Multivariate analysis was carried out for 16 groundnut genotypes evaluated for 12 agromorphological characters. The crop was sown during2015/16 Ethiopian wet season in four locations in RCBD to study the variability and their interrelationship and divergence pattern based on quantitative traits. The distance matrix was used to study genetic diversi... Show More
  • RNA-Seq Analysis in Fruit Science: A Review

    Ozhan Simsek , Dicle Donmez , Yildiz Aka Kacar

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3-1, September 2017
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: 11 February 2017
    Accepted: 14 February 2017
    Published: 28 February 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpb.s.2017020301.11
    Abstract: Fruit breeding is an ancient technology with dynamic current techniques and an exciting future. There are a number of restraints to conventional fruit breeding which are especially limiting in tree fruits with their long juvenile period, large plant size, and which are represented by unique, highly-selected heterozygous genotypes. Biotechnology off... Show More