Special Issue "Genomic Approaches to Understand Crop Response to Biotic and Abiotic Stress"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 January 2024 | Viewed by 1541
Interests: plant-pathogen interactions; genomics; QTL mapping; transcriptomics; Legumes; woody species; breeding for resistance to pathogens
Interests: biotic-abiotic stresses interaction; multi-stress resistance; drought tolerance; disease resistance; nutritional quality; molecular breeding; genome-wide association studies; legumes
Worldwide, concerns among consumers and policymakers in regard to agriculture sustainability and environmental security are rising. Increasing productivity has been highlighted as a way to meet the growing global demand for food. A sustainable increase in crop productivity will require major improvements in the efficiency of resource use, environmental protection, and systems resilience. Environmental conditions are constantly challenging plant adaptation and survival. Climate change has increased the frequency of heatwaves, drought, and floods, and has created opportunities for the quicker spread of plant pests and diseases. The development and identification of climate-resilient and high-yield crop varieties with enhanced tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses is crucial for more sustainable agriculture. The progress of genomic technologies and tools has enabled a better understanding of the genetic bases and biochemical mechanisms behind plant responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. These pieces of knowledge and tools will accelerate crop breeding programs to enhance their yields as well as resilience against such stresses.
This Special Issue focuses on genomic approaches and tools that use advanced technology to study plant responses to biotic and abiotic stress conditions. We welcome original contributions on the identification of genomic regions, genes, and haplotypes associated with plant stress resistance, the development of genomic tools, and the deployment of genomic-assisted breeding approaches for the introgression of resistant genes in breeding programs.
Dr. Carmen Santos
Dr. Susana T. Leitão
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- plant disease and pest resistance plant abiotic stress tolerance
- quantitative trait loci-QTL/gene mapping
- genome wide association studies-GWAS
- molecular marker development
- marker-assisted selection
- genomic breeding