Plant Gene and Trait (ISSN 1925-2013) is an open access and peer reviewed journal, publishes articles that address the fundamental nature of genes and genomes at any level, either experimental or computational approaches, in plants as well as algae, including applications of novel techniques to plant biology and plant trait improvement. All papers chosen for publishing should be innovative research work in fields of plant genes or traits, plant protection, plant breeding, particular in the areas of functional genomics, genomic tools, genome technologies, transgene, genome sequencing analysis, molecular genetics, proteomics, genetic diversity, heterosis, genetic characteristics, genetic modification, genotype-phenotype relationships, stress resistance characteristics, QTL analysis, biochemistry, physiology and morphology.
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