Special Issue "Breeding and Genetic Research of Cereal Grain Quality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2023) | Viewed by 4951
Interests: agronomy and crop production; breeding for food and feed; advanced phenomics tools; genomics for adaptive technology; outcome
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Understanding how inheritance determines the key genetic pattern of cereal-grain-quality traits is the key to improving the grain's nutritional components and milling yields. There is limited knowledge about the gene metric measurements of key desirable grain-quality traits when plant species face biotic and abiotic stress across key developmental stages. The proposed genetic methods and fundamental quantitative genetic models may help us understand the complexity associated with yield reduction across cereal species in response to the environment under which the plants are grown. Further, evaluating grain-quality traits in response to biotic and abiotic stress and evaluating substantial changes in the grain molecular composition of the developing and developed seed helps us find novel pathways.
Therefore, it is important to understand the physiology, genetics, and basic inheritance pattern of cereal species facing biotic and abiotic stress and the possible solutions for future breeding in order to improve grain quality.
This Special Issue deliberates on the concepts, strategies, tools, and techniques of classical genetics and advanced quantitative genetic approaches to measuring the potential of the current cereal genome, including by studying breeding strategies, studying evolution patterns, the discovery of superior alleles, discerning new haplotypes, the assessment of intra- and interspecific genome similarity, and studies of gene expression and gene prediction. Available gene pools in global germplasm collections specifically consisting of wild allied species and local landraces may have the potential to assist in the further improvement of cereals by focusing on grain-quality traits.
The topics of papers we are soliciting include:
- Classical breeding;
- Molecular breeding;
- Quantitative genetics of grain-quality traits;
- Allele mining;
- Association mapping of grain-quality traits;
- Genetic mapping of grain-quality traits;
- Pre- and post-harvest scenarios affecting grain-quality traits;
- Biotic factors affecting grain quality in cereals;
- Abiotic factors affecting grain-quality traits;
- Agronomic factors affecting the grain quality in cereals;
- Plant physiology and potential relationship with the grain quality;
- Carbon partitioning and translocation and their potential impact on grain quality;
- Optimization of the milling methods to improve grain quality.
Dr. Fawad Ali
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- breeding and genetics of cereal grain quality
- agronomic factors affecting grain quality
- pre- and post-harvest factors affecting grain quality
- milling methods
- QTL mapping and association mapping of cereal grain quality
- allele mining of cereal-grain-quality traits