Special Issue "Molecular Regulations and Genetic Improvements of Oil Crops"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2024 | Viewed by 194

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Nannan Li
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Guest Editor
College of Resources and Environment, Southwest University, Chongqing 400716, China
Interests: oil crops; oil synthesis and metabolism; nutrient efficiency and stress resistance physiology
Dr. Keming Zhu
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Guest Editor
School of Life Sciences, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
Interests: oil crops; genetics; molecular regulations; abiotic stress; rapeseed; GWAS/GS; CRISPR; gene function
College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400716, China
Interests: rapeseed; stress response; agronomic traits; gene function
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lipid biosynthesis processes in oil crops are essential for seed oil, cutin, wax, suberin, and sporopollenin synthesis, to regulate tissue development, or to participate in responding to abiotic stresses, such as heavy metal, drought stress, etc. Oil crops not only provide plant oils for human, but are also an important class of research material for gaining insights into lipid metabolism and stress resistance processes. In recent decades, with breakthroughs on metabolome, genomics, spatiotemporal transcriptome, gene editing, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, research on the molecular regulations and genetics of oil crops has gained great progress. In the past decades, the yields of staple crops, such as rice, wheat, and maize, have achieved significant improvements, and novel research technologies are also well-applied in staple crops. However, related research with novel technologies in oil crops needs more attention.

The current Special Issue discusses the molecular regulation mechanisms of oil crops in response to abiotic stresses or biotic stresses. This Special Issue on Molecular Regulations and Genetic Improvements of Oil Crops will also include work using novel technologies such as gene editing, omics, or AI technology. Furthermore, genetic algorithms and novel genetic technologies useful for the molecular breeding of oil crops are also of great interest. All types of articles, such as original research, opinions, and reviews, are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Nannan Li
Dr. Keming Zhu
Prof. Dr. Liezhao Liu
Guest Editors

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  • oil crops
  • abiotic stress
  • lipid biosynthesis
  • molecular regulations
  • genetic algorithm
  • transporter
  • nutrient uptake
  • rhizosphere microorganisms

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