Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Edible Asteraceae

Mohamed A. El-Esawi

Tanta University

Dr. El Esawi is a peer-reviewer, editor, and member of the editorial boards in BMC Plant Biology, BMC Genetics, Journal of Plant Studies, Journal of Agricultural Studies (Macrothink Institute), SciFed Journal of Protein Sciences, Modern Research Journal of Agriculture, etc. He has received several awards and grants from international organizations including DAFF, IRO, COST.


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The plant family Asteraceae has several species of economic and medicinal importance. The latest Asteraceae research has opened up new opportunities for crop improvement and conservation. This book will discuss the current advances in biotechnology, genetic diversity, molecular breeding, genotyping, association mapping studies, biofortification, comparative and functional genomics, and epigenomics approaches in Asteraceae. The book also discusses biotic and abiotic stresses and their signaling mechanisms, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics approaches in Asteraceae. Current research trends, future research directions, and challenges are also highlighted and discussed. This book will be a self-contained collection of scholarly papers targeting an audience of practicing researchers, botanists, academics, students, and scientists.

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Date completed: July 1st 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 20th 2020

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Review results due: December 9th 2020

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Expected publication date: February 7th 2021

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Mohamed A. El-Esawi

Tanta University

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed El-Esawi is a visiting research fellow at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and an associate professor of molecular genetics at the Botany Department of Tanta University in Egypt. Dr. El-Esawi received his BSc and MSc from Tanta University, and his PhD degree in Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology from Dublin Institute of Technology, Technological University Dublin, in Ireland. Afterwards, Dr. El-Esawi joined the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, University of Sorbonne (Paris VI) in France, and University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium as a visiting research fellow. His research focuses on plant genetics, genomics, molecular biology, molecular physiology, developmental biology, plant–microbe interaction, and bioinformatics. He has authored several international journal articles and book chapters, and participated at more than 60 conferences and workshops worldwide. Dr. El-Esawi has received several awards and is currently involved in several research projects on biological sciences.

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