Special Issue "New Crop Mutants: Genome Editing and Integrated Genomics Analysis"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Genotype Evaluation and Breeding".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2023 | Viewed by 452

Special Issue Editors

Department of Genetics and Biotechnology, Kyung Hee University, Yongin-si 17104, Republic of Korea
Interests: genome editing; rice breeding; tissue culture; integrative omics; biotic and abiotic stress
College of Agriculture, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
Interests: rice breeding; brown plant hopper; wild rice resources; QTL identification; genome editing; disease resistance
Institute of Food Crops, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing 210014, China
Interests: rice breeding; grain quality; RNA-seq; NGS; QTL mapping; bioinformatic; molecular genetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Crop breeding has recently benefited from knowledge of plant genetics and genomics, as well as the development of modern tools for breeding. Several recent studies have reported that genome-editing techniques have produced mutants with improved yields and nutritional value, as well as tolerance to various abiotic and biotic stressors. Different CRISPR/Cas systems and integrative omics technologies are currently used across plant species, not only for gene function studies but also for crop improvement. In addition, new bioinformatics tools have been developed to find genome-wide key genes for use in molecular breeding. To improve yield and overall performance under different conditions, it is imperative that researchers explore the molecular players that use bioinformatics approaches, as well as their genetic basis and the molecular mechanisms underlying plants’ developmental and growth processes.

This Special Issue, “New Crop Mutants: Genome Editing and Integrated Genomics Analysis”, welcomes reviews, research papers and methods related to the latest fundamental discoveries in plant biotechnology, as well as the potential utilization of bioinformatics and integrative omics technologies in crop genetic improvement.

Dr. Babar Usman
Prof. Dr. Rongbai Li 
Dr. Chunfang Zhao
Guest Editors

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  • genome editing
  • gene regulation
  • omics analysis
  • bioinformatics
  • stress tolerance
  • plant physiology

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