, Volume 54 Issue 8
Special issue: Leaf senescence
Editor: Hong Gil Nam and Hai-Chun Jing
About the cover: What controls the length of life? This fundamental question is perhaps even more complex in plants than in animals. This special issue focuses on leaf senescence, which is considered to be a model for the study of aging in plants. Regulation of leaf senescence is tightly linked to crop yield and bio-energy development. The cover photo shows the leaf senescence in Ginkgo biloba (cover photo: Chun-Ming Liu).