Acta Botanica Croatica (Acta Bot Croat) is an international per-review journal that publishes contributions relevant to all aspects of plant biology, covering field and experimental research on plants (terrestrial and aquatic) and algae, including plant viruses and bacteria, from the subcellular level to ecosystems.
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Editor-in-Chief Branka Salopek Sondi, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Department of Molecular Biology, Bijenička cesta 54, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Mirta Tkalec, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Managing Editor Sunčica Bosak, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Algal taxonomy and ecology Nenad Jasprica, University of Dubrovnik, Institute of Marine and Coastal Research, Kneza Damjana Jude 12, HR-20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Zrinka Ljubešić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Archaeobotany and morphology Renata Šoštarić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Marulićev trg 20/2, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Plant diseases Mirna Ćurković Perica, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Marulićev trg 9a, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Plant molecular genetics and cytogenetics Višnja Besendorfer, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Horvatovac 102a, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Plant physiology and biochemistry Branka Pevalek-Kozlina, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Dunja Leljak-Levanić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Horvatovac 102a, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Gordana Rusak, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Marulićev trg 9a, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Systematic botany and flora Sandro Bogdanović, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Botany, Svetošimunska 25, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Dario Kremer, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Schrottova 39, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Boštjan Surina, University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, Glagoljaška 8, SI-6000 Koper, Slovenia; Natural History Museum Rijeka, Lorenzov pro. 1, HR-51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Toxicology Mirjana Pavlica, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Horvatovac 102a, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Sandra Radić Brkanac, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Vegetation Sven Jelaska, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Marulićev trg 20, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Mitja Kaligarič, University of Maribor, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Department of Biology, Koroška cesta 160, 2000 Maribor, Slovenija
Željko Škvorc, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Forest Genetics Dendrology and Botany. Svetošimunska 25, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Editorial Advisory Bord
Éva Ács, Centre for Ecological Research of MTA, Danube Research Institute, 1113 Budapest, Karolina út 29, Hungary
Vera Cesar, University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer, Division of Plant Cell Biology and Ecophysiology, Department of Biology, Trg Ljudevita Gaja 6, HR-31000 Osijek, Croatia
Andraž Čarni, Instiutute of Biology, Scientific Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, p.b. 306, SI-10001 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Daniel Hagège, Universitè d’Orleans, Facultè des Sciences, Laboratoire de Biologie des Ligneux, U.F.R. F-45067 Orleans Cedex 2, France
Jósef Horváth, Pannon University of Agricultural Sciences, Georgikon Faculty, Dept. Plant Pathology, H-8360 Keszthely, Hungary
Ljudevit Ilijanić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Division of Botany, Marulićev trg 20, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Áron Keresztes, Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Plant Anatomy, Puskin u. 11-13, H-1088 Budapest, Hungary
Marijana Krsnik Rasol, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Horvatovac 102a, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Jaromír Lukavský, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Botany, Department of Plant Ecology, Centre for Bioindication and Revitalisation, Dukelská 135, CZ-37982 Třeboň, Czech Republic
Nikola Ljubešić, Ruđer Bošković Institute , Bijenička c. 54, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Helmut Mayrhofer, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften, Holteigasse 6, A-8010 Graz, Austria
Montserrat Martínez-Ortega, Universidad de Salamanca, Departamento de Botánica, E-37007 Salamanca, Spain
Božena Mitić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Marulićev trg 9a, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Toni Nikolić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Marulićev trg 9a, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Giorgio Socal, Istituto di Biologia del Mare CNR, Riva 7 Martiri 1364/A, I-30122 Venezia, Italy
Damir Viličić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Lajos Vörös, Balaton Limnological Research Institute, H-8237 Tihany, Hungary
Language Editor Graham McMaster, Fuljatkov brijeg 32, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Technical Editors Grozdana Sirotić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Library, Marulićev trg 20, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Valerija Vujčić, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Željka Vidakoviæ Cifrek, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology, Rooseveltov trg 6, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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