Breakthrough Technologies Articles in PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
LAST, ROB [AG/2165]
rob.last at cereon.com
Fri Apr 21 12:55:10 EST 2000
Under the leadership of current editor Maarten Chrispeels and future
editor Natasha Raikhel, we have instituted a new feature of PLANT
PHYSIOLOGY called 'Breakthrough Technologies'. Our goal is to highlight
powerful new approaches that are changing the way in which we dissect our
favorite processes in plants. We are eager to publish high impact papers
in all technical areas of science relating to plant growth and
development, ranging from ecophysiology to genomics. While the focus will
be on research articles, we will also publish reviews of young and
promising areas of technology, and occasional opinion pieces.
Those of you who saw the cover of the April 2000 issue of PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
are aware of our most recent Breakthrough Technologies paper: 'Activation
Tagging in Arabidopsis', from collaborative work between the Chory, Lamb,
Weigel and Yanofsky groups. The inaugural paper in this series
'Large-scale screening for phytochrome-regulated genes', from the group of
Dr. Masaki Furuya, was also published as a cover article in the January
2000 issue. We plan to continue to give these cutting-edge papers high
visibility in the journal.
Over the coming months you will see more examples of these papers,
including an offering on optical coherence microscopy from June Medford
and colleagues in the May issue (pp. 3-15), and in June results of in
vitro studies of mutagenesis by chimeric RNA-DNA oligonucleotides from
Eric Kmiec, Greg May, and co-workers.
I hope that you will enjoy and benefit from these papers over the coming
years. More importantly, please send us your 'Breakthrough Technologies'
papers so that we can give them the high visibility that they deserve. If
you have any questions, or wish to submit a paper, please contact me so
that we can get your work into the publication pipeline.
Robert L. Last
45 Sidney Street
Cambridge, MA 02492
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