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Cover ImagePlant 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.

Plant Gene and Trait is deposited in CrossRef. The Journal has been indexed by CABI and ProQuest as well, and based on the statistics from Google Scholar, Plant Gene and Trait now has an Impact Factor of 0.286.

Plant Gene and Trait is published online by the GenBreed Publisher, an independent publishing platform in life science based British Columbia of Canada. The GenBreed Publisher applies the Creative Commons Attribution License (CCAL) to all works published in this journal. Under the terms of CCAL, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article and have granted to any third party to reuse, reprint, disseminate and unlimited download, provided the original authors and source are right cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.


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