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Featured Article: Immunity peptides in the Rosaceae

Plant elicitor peptides (Peps) are involved in the innate immunity of plants and may improve their resistance to pathogens. Characterization of these peptides in economically relevant species of the Rosaceae family, such as pome and stone fruit-producing trees, nut trees and ornamental shrubs, will allow the development and refinement of novel pathogen control compounds.

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    Authors: Line Engelbrechtsen, Yuvaraj Mahendran, Anna Jonsson, Anette Prior Gjesing, Peter E. Weeke, Marit E. Jørgensen, Kristine Færch, Daniel R. Witte, Jens J. Holst, Torben Jørgensen, Niels Grarup, Oluf Pedersen, Henrik Vestergaard, Signe Torekov, Jørgen K. Kanters and Torben Hansen

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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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  • 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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