The Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality is the Open Access journal of the German Society for Quality Research on Plant Foods and the Section Applied Botany of the German Botanical Society. It provides a platform for scientists to disseminate recent results of applied plant research in plant physiology and plant ecology, plant biotechnology, plant breeding and cultivation, phytomedicine, plant nutrition, plant stress and resistance, plant microbiology, plant analysis (including -omics techniques), and plant food chemistry. The articles have a clear focus on botanical and plant quality aspects and contain new and innovative information based on state-of-the-art methodologies.


Special Section

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This year we celebrate the 100th birthday of our journal, which was first published as Angewandte Botanik (= Applied Botany) in 1919. To this occasion, we have invited members of the Section Applied Botany of the German Botanical Society and members of the German Society for Quality Research in Plant Foods to contribute to a special section. The resulting articles impressively demonstrate the wide range of topics which the two publishing societies cover. Happy reading!

Editorial - 100 years Journal of Applied Botany
Jutta Papenbrock (Editor-in-Chief)

Otto Appel and his contributions to food quality and safety at the beginning of the 20th century
Hartwig Schulz (Editor-in-Chief), Heike Riegler

Modern Applied Botany: Changes in the perception of applied botanists to themselves and others during the last century.
Dirk Selmar, Maik Kleinwächter

Plant-derived sulfur containing natural products produced as a response to biotic and abiotic stresses: A review of their structural diversity and medicinal importance
Muna Ali Abdalla, Karl H. Mühling

Exploiting plant cell culture for natural product formation
Wolfgang Kreis

Commercial micropropagation in Germany
Imke Ragna Hutter, Carolin Schneider

Watercress – cultivation methods and health effects
Jan Philpp Schuchardt, Andreas Hahn, Theresa Greupner, Paulina Wasserfurth, María Rosales-López, Johann Hornbacher, Jutta Papenbrock (Editor-in-Chief)

Modern aspects of wheat grain proteins
Georg Langenkämper, Christian Zörb

The parasitic-neutral-mutual continuum of plant-fungal interactions
Oluwatosin Abdulsalam, Erika Kothe, Katrin Krause

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Announcements

Farewell to two section editors and welcome to new article processing charge

2019-08-23

Dear readers,

the holiday season is over and at the editorial office, we notice an increased influx of manuscript submissions. So far, 22 manuscripts have been published this year. Have a look at the current issue and discover interesting studies on the cryopreservation of sorghum seeds, pelargonium breeding or analyses of bitter gourd, ginseng berries, Tunisian figs, Kenyan guava and many more plant derived foods.

But there are more news than this. We have to say farewell to two of our section editors. Jürgen Bender, who covered the fields of agroecology and stress physiology in crops, will be retiring. Furthermore, Karl H. Mühling, current president of the  German Society for Quality Research on Plant Foods and responsible for manuscripts on plant nutrition and soil fertility at our journal, has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science earlier this year. This post comes with a heavy work load and will demand his full attention. We thank both, Jürgen and Karl, for their dedication and the energy they spent at the Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality in the last years and wish them all the best.

Another important change for our authors is, that the article processing charge for manuscripts accepted for publication will raise to 400€ (incl. VAT) per article for all manuscripts submitted from 1st January 2020 onwards. As before, members of the German Society for Quality Research on Plant Foods and members of the Section Applied Botany of the German Botanical Society will not be charged, since this is included in the regular membership fees of their respective societies.

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