Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Tropical Plant Biology journal launched

Springer is launching a new journal Tropical Plant Biology. This first issue is due in March 2008. According to the press release, the journal will:
[R]eport on significant advances in all aspects of tropical plant biology as well as applications towards genetic diversity and crop improvement."

Tropical Plant Biology will cover the most rapidly advancing aspects of tropical plant biology including physiology, evolution, development, cellular and molecular biology, cytology, genetics, genomics, comparative genomics, genomic ecology and molecular breeding. It will publish articles of original research as well as review articles. Occasional special issues focused on a single tropical crop species or breakthrough will also be published. The information in this journal will guide efforts to increase the productivity and quality of tropical plants and preserve the world’s plant diversity.
The journal will be edited by Paul H. Moore of the International Consortium for Sugarcane Biotechnology and and Ray Ming of the Department of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, both of whom focus on tropical crops.

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