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Detailed characterization of plant elicitor peptides, molecules involved in the innate immunity mechanisms in plants, may help the development and refinement of novel pathogen-control compounds.

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BMC Genetics is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of inheritance and variation in individuals and among populations.

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  • Eleanor Harding, BioMed Central, UK

Section Editors

  • Federico Canzian, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
  • Roland Kölliker, Agroscope Reckenholz-Tänikon Research Station
  • Li Ma, University of Maryland
  • Anna Malacrida, University of Pavia
  • Cesar Martins, UNESP - São Paulo State University
  • Michele Morgante, Universita' di Udine
  • James Reecy, Iowa State University
  • Pim van Hooft, Wageningen University
  • Rongling Wu, Pennsylvania State University
  • Shuhua Xu, (CAS-MPG) Partner Institute for Computational Biology

Cesar Martins

Cesar Martins joined the Editorial Board of BMC Genetics in 2008 and became the Section Editor of Epigenetics and Chromosome Biology in 2016. He is a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Genomics at São Paulo State University. His research interest is directed to Chromosome and Genome evolution, with emphasis on B chromosome biology.

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BMC Genetics advocates complete and transparent reporting of research. The BMC minimum standards of reporting checklist is intended as a tool for authors to transparently describe their research and ensure reproducibility. We encourage our authors to adhere to these standards when preparing their manuscript.

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Research Data Support is an optional Springer Nature service available to researchers who have datasets they want to make easier to cite, share and find. Learn more about this service and the many benefits of making your data publicly available. 

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