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This section incorporates original and unpublished research that presents results on the taxonomic problems of a group, delimitation or segregation of species, and topics related to phylogenetics, classification of taxa, descriptions of new species, and instances in which morphological and molecular evidence is used to infer relationships within a clade. Floristic treatments with approaches to the taxonomic analysis of its component taxa are also accepted in this section.


This section incorporates original and unpublished research in which the main focus is the analysis, isolation, purification, or clarification of a chemical molecule-structure and the characterization of its biological activity in plants


This section incorporates original and unpublished research in which the main focus concerns the units of information on the hereditary characteristics of plants and their transfer from generation to generation, including form, number, characterization, coding, chromosomes, genes, and the proteins associated with the transmission process of genetic information in plants


This section publishes research on biological interactions, the environment, populations, communities, and ecosystems, as well as paleoecology, ecophysiology, and ecosystem processes.


This section includes research on plant-society interactions, including archaeobotany, ethnobotany, ethnoecology, ethnomedicine, as well as the history of ethnobotanical knowledge in different cultures.


This section includes original and unpublished studies on metabolic processes (e.g., photosynthesis, respiration, plant nutrition, hormones, tropisms, photoperiods, photomorphogenesis, circadian rhythms, germination, and dormancy).


This section includes original and unpublished studies that address aspects of the functional recovery of ecosystems, species or populations, including the analysis of eutrophication, erosion, pollution, composition and production of plant communities, and use of natural resources.


In this section short informative papers are presented that review an important work recently published in Botany. They must contain a summary of the characteristics, concepts, proposals, and arguments of the work, as well as the point of view of the reviewer.


Ths section incorporates original and unpublished studieson phylogeny, evolución, and plant diversity. 


This section contains original and unpublished results dealing with terrestrial palynomorphs to terrestrial plant fossils of all groups. Topics include paleoenvironmental reconstructions, vegetation history, systematics, paleobiology, paleoecology, and evolution primarily from the Americas and the world.

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